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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
850
before 850; Middle English estward, Old English ēasteweard. See east, -ward
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  • This meant that the date line in effect moved eastwards to go around this country.
British Dictionary definitions for eastwards

eastwards

/ˈiːstwədz/
adverb
1.
towards the east

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 eastwards

eastward

adv.

Old English eastwærde; see east + -ward.

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