Definition of eastward in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːstwəd/


Lying towards, near, or facing the east: they followed an eastward course
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  • Thus Hellenism in its eastward course and Buddhisn in its westward march came in direct contact in Gandhara art and worked out artistic sculptures and other art forms.
  • The last four hours of paddling we held an eastward course from Orcas to the mainland.
  • On the other side, in East Africa, the eastward pressure of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, combined with the opposite forces generated by the impact of India, created enormous stresses.


(also eastwards) Towards the east: limestone plateaux extend eastward towards the river
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  • It was 4am when we pulled out of the harbour and headed eastwards towards our first dive site.
  • Overtaken by events, he began pressing for guarantees that NATO would not absorb East Germany or expand eastwards.
  • I think at this point she turned around and headed eastwards, towards home, towards safety.


(the eastward)
The direction or region towards the east: the wind has come round to the eastward
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  • To the eastward of the deep water berths, there is about half a mile of docks used by small oversea traffic, and the accommodation provides for vessels of 16 feet of water and 1,000 tons cargo.
  • He was riding away to the eastward, as fast as he could make his horse go.
  • Burroughs's specter also told Ann Jr. that he had bewitched a great many soldiers to death at the eastward, when Sir Edmon was there.



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  • This was consistent with the left-drifting, receding UFOs in the video which indicated the objects were therefore drifting north eastwardly as expected.
  • ‘Presently I heard a voice, saying, ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn!’ while at the same time my visitor extended her arm and forefinger eastwardly.
  • He stole a horse and left the town to relocate seemingly at random to different towns along a eastwardly course.

Words that rhyme with eastward

northeastward, southeastward

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