Definición de east en inglés:

east

Silabificación: east

sustantivo

(usually the east)
1The direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun rises at the equinoxes, on the right-hand side of a person facing north, or the point on the horizon itself: a gale was blowing from the east the Atlantic Ocean is to the east of Florida
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  • To the east of the road rise the lower slopes of a mountain range dominated by no less than seven Munros, the highest group of hills in Britain south of Tayside.
  • From the patio where I work I have a view of the bay of Cassis and the beautiful cliffs that rise to the east of it.
  • You know, Mojave is north and to the east of Los Angeles.
1.1The compass point corresponding to this.
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  • The prime meridian is the line that separates geographic east from west on the globe.
  • When that happens, the Sun is rising due east, setting due west, and daylight lasts as long as night.
2The eastern part of the world or of a specified country, region, or town: a factory in the east of the city
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  • Plans to build 750 extra homes took a step forward after district councillors formally adopted a development brief for the east of the town.
  • The sun had started to show its tip upon the east of the town by the time the three had settled down to finally rest.
  • The reason for the council's new move is its bid to make Colchester the best looking town in the east of England.
2.1 (usually the East) The regions or countries lying to the east of Europe, especially China, Japan, and India: the protection of trade routes to the East
2.2 (usually the East) The eastern part of the US from the Alleghenies on the west and north of the Mason-Dixon line: Pittsburgh beat up on the bottom three teams in the East
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  • People of all backgrounds spread out across the vast expanse of the burgeoning country, establishing farms and towns far from the older cities of the east.
2.3 (usually the East) short for East Coast.
2.4 (usually the East) historical The former communist states of eastern Europe.
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  • Hitler made it very clear that war in the East was to be like no other war fought by Germany.
  • Finally, the material plenty of the West appeared in sharp contrast to the depravity of the East.
3 (East) [as name] Bridge The player sitting to the left of North and partnering West.
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  • West would follow with a higher card and East would then have played two trumps to West's one.

adjetivo

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1Lying toward, near, or facing the east: the hospital’s east wing
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  • Winds have pushed the east flank of the fire towards Big Bear Lake.
  • It was situated on the east bank where the river entered the great lake, Tallian.
  • I entered the United Methodist Church on the far east side of Alexandria.
1.1(Of a wind) blowing from the east.
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  • Leaning against the rail, she let the east wind blow into her face.
  • Then there are winter days when the east wind blows, scouring the sky of clouds and freezing the dunes hard as marble.
  • In the past the water discoloured after three days of the east wind blowing.
1.2Situated in the part of a church containing the altar or high altar, usually the actual east.
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  • It was believed that the east window of the church dated back to the Reformation period.
  • All this glass almost certainly came from the east chancel window, in the tracery lights of which the Lovell arms were to be seen until recently.
  • There is an inscription to Frances Matthew beside the great east window of the Minster.
2 (often East) Of or denoting the eastern part of a specified area, city, or country or its inhabitants: East Texas East African
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  • In the summer we would head back to east Cork to the town of Castlemartyr, which was the home of Coláiste Ultáin where my father himself had been educated.
  • The Killarney electoral area, which takes in the town and rural east Kerry, is perhaps the most competitive in Kerry this time.
  • The first port of call was set to be Eastlea Community School in Canning Town, east London.

adverbio

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To or toward the east: traveling east, he met two men the river rises east of the city
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  • The corridor begins ~ 4.5 km east of Bloomington and runs east past Nashville.
  • Rough weather tends to follow my travels east into Louisiana.
  • Our friend who moved to California in May for a new job has quit the job and headed back east.

Origen

Old English ēast-, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oost and German ost, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin aurora, Greek auōs 'dawn'.

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adjective
turned backwards