- Also east·wards. toward the east.
- moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east.
- the eastward part, direction, or point.
Origin of eastward
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Examples from the Web for eastward
Strong currents and winds, however, mean any debris could be drifting up to 31 miles a day eastward, away from the impact zone.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
Also, the Bible clearly places the Garden of Eden “eastward,” near the Mesopotamian empire of Sumer.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
Found the old horse-tracks, just before we camped, coming from eastward.
Continued on eastward and soon struck Mr. Gosse's cart-track.
I did so most willingly, as we had already got further to the eastward than I wished.
The wind shifted about this time, to a gentle breeze from the southward and eastward.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
From Stryj; eastward to the Bukowina the line remained unaltered.
- situated or directed towards the east
- a variant of eastwards
- the eastward part, direction, etc
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Word Origin and History for eastward
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