- occurring between the East and the West, especially, formerly, occurring between the Soviet Union and the U.S.: East-West trade; East-West relations.
Origin of East-West
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for east-west
I was at the East-West Center in Hawaii a few years ago for a faith-media seminar.Why the Mosque Scares the Right
August 14, 2010
East-West for July, 1942, carried an article on Sadasiva's life.
We discussed titles for awhile, and finally agreed on East-West.
"This will go in the first issue of East-West," I said gratefully.
It is the east-west grades that are most apt to give trouble.Over Prairie Trails
Frederick Philip Grove
For the first time in the history of an East-West conference, there was no haggling, no propaganda speeches.Warning from the Stars