Eastern East"ern, a. [AS. e['a]stern.] 1. Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries. [1913 Webster]

Eastern churches first did Christ embrace. --Stirling. [1913 Webster]

2. Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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