Definition for East

east, n. [OE 'dawn'; 'back, behind'.] (webplay: border, four, gold, heavens, kings, lie, sun, west, wind).

  1. Direction where the sun rises; place where the sun appears.
  2. Direction from whence the Messiah will come.
  3. One of the four compass points; orientation that references where the equator intersects the horizon.
  4. Sun; dawn; sunrise.
  5. Orient; lands of Asia and Asia Minor such as Persia, India, and China.

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