Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Toward, to, or in the east.
  • noun An eastward direction, point, or region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The direction or area lying to the east.
  • adjective Situated or directed towards the east.
  • adverb Towards the east.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective moving toward the east
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  • adverb toward the east

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, east +‎ -ward

Examples

  • 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.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • 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.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • Across the mountains from Fort Macpherson, and a couple of hundred miles eastward from the Mackenzie, he built a cabin and established his headquarters.

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • 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.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • After 1700 most new colonial settlement moved eastward from the village of Stellenbosch.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • 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….

    The Great Experiment

  • 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….

    The Great Experiment

  • 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 Lawless Frontier

  • 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 Lawless Frontier

  • 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.

    Canada Turning the Corner

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