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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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  • The Norfolks were on the left, at the station, and eastwards down the line.

  • eastwards, westwards, to the offing, or down to the bottom to spawn?

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • I see you were right, the change will come from the eastwards.

    The White Squall John Conroy Hutcheson
  • You should turn aside to the left and let the road take you eastwards into the woods.

  • You have been running to the eastwards since I was struck down?

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands

    Harold Bindloss
  • But if you prefer the route to the Ngangtse-tso, you must travel on eastwards.

  • The Arabs converted it into afiun,2014 and spread it eastwards even to China.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • In other words, if we follow the Lap eastwards we come into a whole fancy of congeners.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • eastwards were long bars of amber and mauve, piercing the faint mist.

    Jacob's Ladder

    E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The man banged down a little trap-door and rattled off eastwards.

    The Doctor's Wife

    M. E. Braddon
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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