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eastward

[eest-werd] /ˈist wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, eastwards. toward the east.
adjective
2.
moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east.
noun
3.
the eastward part, direction, or point.
Origin of eastward
850
before 850; Middle English estward, Old English ēasteweard. See east, -ward
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  • While I was speaking, I caught sight of a sail to the eastward.

    Peter Biddulph W.H.G. Kingston
  • Continued on eastward and soon struck Mr. Gosse's cart-track.

  • eastward, across the lake, the rugged cliffs of Gadara cut off their view.

    A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed
  • I did so most willingly, as we had already got further to the eastward than I wished.

  • Finding this to be untrue, he turned again to the eastward in search of De Wet.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And off to the eastward the other arm of the powerful vise was slowly closing in on them.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Flamborough Head, the furthest forefront of a bare and jagged coast, stretches boldly off to eastward—a strong and rugged barrier.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • For three days the winds were favourable, from the eastward.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
British Dictionary definitions for eastward

eastward

/ˈiːstwəd/
adjective
1.
situated or directed towards the east
adverb
2.
a variant of eastwards
noun
3.
the eastward part, direction, etc
Derived Forms
eastwardly, adverb, adjective
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Word Origin and History for eastward
adv.

Old English eastwærde; see east + -ward.

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