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 for East
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  East \East\, adv.
     Eastward.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  East \East\, v. i.
     To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south
     toward the east; to orientate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  East \East\ ([=e]st), n. [OE. est, east, AS. e['a]st; akin to D.
     oost, oosten, OHG. [=o]stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw.
     ost, Dan. ["o]st, ["o]sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for
     ausosa), Gr. 'hw`s, "e`os, 'a`yws, Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush
     to burn, L. urere. [root]149, 288. Cf. Aurora, Easter,
     Sterling.]
     1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at
        the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that
        one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in
        a direction at right angles to that of north and south,
        and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the
        north; the point directly opposite to the west.
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              The east began kindle.                --E. Everett.
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     2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries
        which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite
        sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea,
        Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East;
        the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the
        East.
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              The gorgeous East, with richest hand,
              Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. (U. S. Hist. and Geog.) Formerly, the part of the United
        States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern,
        or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region
        east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of
        Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite
        article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent
        of the agriculture of the West.
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     East by north, East by south, according to the notation
        of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4[deg]
        to the north or south, respectively, of the point due
        east.
  
     East-northeast, East-southeast, that which lies
        221/2[deg] to the north or south of east, or half way
        between east and northeast or southeast, respectively. See
        Illust. of Compass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  East \East\, a.
     1. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun
        rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east
        border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows
        from the east.
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     2. (Eccl.) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church
        which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of
        a cathedral.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  east
      adv 1: to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for
             several miles"; "located east of Rome"
      adj 1: situated in or facing or moving toward the east [ant:
             west]
      n 1: the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees [syn:
           east, due east, eastward, E]
      2: the countries of Asia [syn: East, Orient]
      3: the region of the United States lying to the north of the
         Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River [syn:
         East, eastern United States]
      4: the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass
         point
      5: a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "east":
     E, antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, cardinal points,
     compass card, compass rose, degrees, eastabout, eastbound,
     easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, eastward, eastwardly,
     eastwards, half points, hyperborean, lubber line, meridional,
     north, northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern,
     northerly, northern, northernmost, northward, northwest,
     northwesterly, northwestern, occident, occidental, orient,
     oriental, quarter points, rhumb, south, southbound, southeast,
     southeasterly, southeastern, southerly, southern, southernmost,
     southward, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, sunrise, sunset,
     west, westbound, westerly, western, westernmost, westward
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "East":
     Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor,
     Australasia, Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East Coast,
     Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Levant,
     Middle Atlantic, Middle East, Middle West, Near East, New England,
     New World, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest,
     Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, Pacific Northwest, South,
     Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West, West Coast,
     Western Hemisphere, Yankeeland, continent, down under, eastland,
     landmass, northland, the Coast, the old country, westland,
     wild West
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  EAST
  
     A Eureka project developing a software engineering
     platform.
  
     (1994-12-07)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  East
     (1.) The orient (mizrah); the rising of the sun. Thus "the east
     country" is the country lying to the east of Syria, the Elymais
     (Zech. 8:7).
     
       (2). Properly what is in front of one, or a country that is
     before or in front of another; the rendering of the word
     _kedem_. In pointing out the quarters, a Hebrew always looked
     with his face toward the east. The word _kedem_ is used when the
     four quarters of the world are described (Gen. 13:14; 28:14);
     and _mizrah_ when the east only is distinguished from the west
     (Josh. 11:3; Ps. 50:1; 103:12, etc.). In Gen. 25:6 "eastward" is
     literally "unto the land of kedem;" i.e., the lands lying east
     of Palestine, namely, Arabia, Mesopotamia, etc.
     

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