American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Toward, to, or in the east.
- n. An eastward direction, point, or region.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Toward the east; in the direction of east: as, to travel eastward; the Dead Sea lies eastward of Jerusalem.
- Having a direction toward the east.
- Bearing toward the east; deviating or tending in the direction of the east: as, the eastward trend of the mountains.
- n. The direction or area lying to the east.
- adj. Situated or directed towards the east.
- adv. Towards the east.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place.
- adj. moving toward the east
- n. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
- adv. toward the east
- From Middle English, east + -ward (Wiktionary)
“But just as tobacco once spread from Europe to the Ottoman Empire (thanks to “English infidels,” wrote one Turkish historian), another curse has blown eastward from the civilized West: the smoking ban, due to arrive in Asia Minor on July 19.”
“Across the mountains from Fort Macpherson, and a couple of hundred miles eastward from the Mackenzie, he built a cabin and established his headquarters.”
“After 1700 most new colonial settlement moved eastward from the village of Stellenbosch.”
“Starting from this idiom, that is to say eastward from the Hungarian frontier, another language prevailed all over the territory in that direction comprised in Europe, and even extended beyond….”
“At the same time, the Iranian revolution closed off an important route for drug smugglers, who began transporting locally produced heroin eastward through the Khyber Pass and down to the port of Karachi.”
“The smaller area south-eastward from the St. Lawrence, including the Maritime Provinces, is chiefly the extension into Canada of the Allegheny Plateau, which though rugged in Gaspe Peninsula, is generally of low elevation in the Maritimes.”
“He said: "The political storm centre of the world has Shifted steadily eastward from the Balkans, from Constantinople, from the Persian Gulf, from India to China, and whoever understands that Empire and its people has a key to world politics for the next five centuries.”
“Looking eastward from the Cobb, the eye dwells upon the "very beautiful line of cliffs stretching to the east of the town.”
“According to the best biblical geographers, the leading points here defined are as follows: The southwest angle of the southern boundary should be where the wilderness of Zin touches the border of Edom, so that the southern boundary should extend eastward from the extremity of the Dead Sea, wind around the precipitous ridge of Akrabbim ( "scorpions"), thought to be the high and difficult Pass of”
“I had heard distant thunder from an early hour in the morning, which, from the eastward, is rather an unusual occurrence.”
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