eastward

[eest-werd]
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:
before 850; Middle English estward, Old English ēasteweard. See east, -ward

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eastward (ˈiːstwəd)
 
adj
1.  situated or directed towards the east
 
adv
2.  a variant of eastwards
 
n
3.  the eastward part, direction, etc
 
'eastwardly
 
adv, —adj

eastwards or eastward (ˈiːstwədz)
 
adv
towards the east
 
eastward or eastward
 
adv

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This meant that the date line in effect moved eastwards to go around this country.
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