eastward
I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the east • eastwards adverb II. noun Date: 1582 eastward direction or part <
sail to the eastward
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  • eastward — eastward, eastwards The only form for the adjective is eastward (in an eastward direction), but eastward and eastwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for eastwards in BrE: • Traffic snarled eastwards along Brompton Road at a… …   Modern English usage

  • Eastward — East ward, Eastwards East wards, adv. Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eastward — [ēst′wərd] adv., adj. toward the east n. an eastward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • eastward — O.E. eastwærde; see EAST (Cf. east) + WARD (Cf. ward) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eastward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in an easterly direction. ► ADVERB (also eastwards) ▪ towards the east. DERIVATIVES eastwardly adjective & adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • eastward — [[t]i͟ːstwə(r)d[/t]] ADV: ADV after v (The form eastwards is also used.) Eastward or eastwards means towards the east. A powerful snow storm is moving eastward... They were pressing on eastwards towards the city s small airfield. Syn: east ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • eastward — east|ward1 [ istwərd ] adverb toward the east: traveling eastward on the highway eastward east|ward 2 [ istwərd ] adjective toward or in the east: a long eastward journey …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eastward — /eest weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, eastwards. toward the east. adj. 2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east. n. 3. the eastward part, direction, or point. [bef. 850; ME estward, OE easteweard. See EAST, WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • eastward — adj. Eastward is used with these nouns: ↑expansion …   Collocations dictionary

  • eastward — adjective in an easterly direction. adverb (also eastwards) towards the east. noun (the eastward) the direction or region to the east. Derivatives eastwardly adjective & adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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