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parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the direction in front of a person facing the rising sun.
She likes to face to the east when she does her morning yoga exercises.
definition 2: one of the four major points of direction on the compass. The east is directly opposite the west.
definition 3: (often capital) the eastern part of a country or area.
He's from the East.
definition 4: (capital) the Orient; the Near East; the Far East.
These spices come from the East.
similar words:
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: from, of, or in the east.
There's an east wind blowing.
definition 2: toward or facing the east.
I walked in the east gate.
part of speech: adverb
definition: from, in, or toward the east.
I've been driving east.