1. [ adjective ] situated in or facing or moving toward the east
Related terms: west eastern eastbound easterly easternmost eastside easterly
2. [ noun ] the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
Synonyms: due_east E
Related terms: cardinal_compass_point
3. [ noun ] (geography) the countries of Asia
Synonyms: orient
Related terms: Asia Far_East eastern
4. [ noun ] (geography) the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River
Synonyms: eastern_united_states
Related terms: geographical_area US Southeast Northeast Potomac Appalachians Alleghenies eastern
5. [ adverb ] to, toward, or in the east

"we travelled east for several miles"

6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2620