follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

eastbound

[eest-bound] /ˈistˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
traveling, proceeding, or headed east:
an eastbound train.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; east + -bound2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for eastbound
  • Ferries are packed in summer, so arrive early and stay patient, especially on the eastbound ride back to reality.
  • She boarded an eastbound bus with her three children, her husband followed, and she has not seen her home since.
  • Two eastbound lanes are shown beginning on the left of the figure and then reducing to one lane on the right.
  • Both lanes eastbound are closed and westbound has been reduced to the right lane.
  • One lane of eastbound traffic and two lanes of westbound traffic will be maintained during this stage.
  • New site, consolidating two smaller eastbound rest areas formerly located nearby.
  • One eastbound lane and one westbound lane of traffic will remain open.
British Dictionary definitions for eastbound

eastbound

/ˈiːstˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
going or leading towards the east
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for eastbound

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for eastbound

0
15
Scrabble Words With Friends