Origin of eastern
Examples from the Web for eastern
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
On Wednesday, U.S. warplanes targeted a car he was traveling in on the eastern side of the city.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.
Similar stories plague many parts of Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Asia.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, conflict has continued to pummel much of the eastern part of the Congo, but Kisangani has remained relatively calm.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At sunset the western sky will change to crimson and the eastern cliffs will change to gold.A Trip to the Orient|Robert Urie Jacob
This one lives in the eastern half of the country in summer, and goes far south for the winter.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
From there leads a zone 20 sea miles wide west of 22 degrees 30 minutes eastern longitude into Greek territorial waters.
They would want me to go to eastern cities, he said, bring the colonists west, and help locate them satisfactorily.Land of the Burnt Thigh|Edith Eudora Kohl
For Hiram to reach the eastern shore before being overtaken was impossible.A King of Tyre|James M. Ludlow
British Dictionary definitions for eastern
Word Origin and History for eastern
Old English easterne "of the east, from the east; oriental; of the Eastern Orthodox Church; of the eastern part of the globe," from east + -erne, suffix denoting direction. Cf. Old Saxon ostroni, Old High German ostroni, Old Norse austroenn. Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia so called from 1620s.