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east US English

The 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

east US Thesaurus

an east wind

the East in east US English

The regions or countries lying to the east of Europe, especially China, Japan, and India

East in east US English

The player sitting to the left of North and partnering West

east–west US English

Extending between the east and the west

Down East US English

A name for northeastern New England and for the Maritime Provinces that is derived from an old term for sailing downwind, to the east

East Asia US English

The eastern part of the Asian continent, including China and Japan

East Cape US English

A peninsular region of the North Island, New Zealand. Its tip forms the most easterly point of the island

East End US English

The part of London, England, north of the Thames and east of the City, including the Docklands

East Side US English

A part of Manhattan in New York City that lies between the East River and Fifth Avenue

Far East US English

China, Japan, and other countries in eastern Asia

Near East US English

A term originally applied to the Balkan states of southeastern Europe, but now generally applied to the countries of southwestern Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and India (including the Middle East), especially in historical contexts

East Side New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

part of Manhattan in New York City

Near East New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the countries between the Mediterranean and India

East Africa US English

The eastern part of the African continent, especially the countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

East Anglia US English

A region in eastern England that consists of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire counties

East Bengal US English

The part of the former Indian province of Bengal that was ceded to Pakistan in 1947 and that forms the greater part of the province of East Pakistan. It gained independence as Bangladesh in 1971

East Coast US English

The eastern seaboard of the US, especially the narrow corridor from Boston to Washington, DC

east-facing US English

Facing the east

East Harlem US English

A neighborhood of Harlem in northern Manhattan in New York City. Parts of it have been called Italian Harlem and Spanish Harlem, reflecting local ethnic history

East India US English

Another name of East Indies222.

East Indies US English

The islands in Southeast Asia, especially those of the Malay Archipelago

East London US English

A port and resort in South Africa, on the southeastern coast; population 452,200 (est. 2009)

East Orange US English

A city in northeastern New Jersey, northwest of Newark; population 65,390 (est. 2008)

East Point US English

A city in northwestern Georgia, south of Atlanta; population 43,418 (est. 2008)

East River US English

A tidal inlet in New York City that separates the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens

East Sussex US English

A county of SE England; county town, Lewes

East Timor US English

A country on the eastern part of the island of Timor in the southern part of the Malay Archipelago; population 1,131,600 (2009); capital, Dili; languages, Portuguese, Indonesian, English, and indigenous languages

Middle East US English

An extensive area of southwestern Asia and northern Africa, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Pakistan and including the Arabian peninsula

East Ender New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words); British television programme is EastEnders

East Indies New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

islands of SE Asia, especially the Malay Archipelago

East River New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

arm of the Hudson River in New York City

East Timor New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

eastern part of the island of Timor, independent from Indonesia since 2002;

Middle East New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)

East Chicago US English

An industrial port city in northwestern Indiana, on Lake Michigan, southeast of Chicago, Illinois; population 29,978 (est. 2008)

East Flanders US English

A province in northern Belgium; capital, Ghent

East Germanic US English

The extinct eastern group of Germanic languages, including Gothic

East Hampton US English

A resort town in eastern Long Island in New York, noted for its artists' colony; population 22,106 (est. 2008)

East Hartford US English

An industrial town in central Connecticut, across the Connecticut River from Hartford; population 48,571 (est. 2008)

East Indiaman US English

A trading ship belonging to the East India Company

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