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eastward

[eest-werd]
adverb
  1. Also east·wards. toward the east.
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adjective
  1. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east.
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noun
  1. the eastward part, direction, or point.
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Origin of eastward

before 850; Middle English estward, Old English ēasteweard. See east, -ward
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Examples from the Web for eastwards

Historical Examples of eastwards

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

    The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade

    Edward Lord Gleichen

  • 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?


British Dictionary definitions for eastwards

eastwards

eastward

adverb
  1. towards the east
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eastward

adjective
  1. situated or directed towards the east
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adverb
  1. a variant of eastwards
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noun
  1. the eastward part, direction, etc
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Derived Formseastwardly, adverb, adjective
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Word Origin and History for eastwards

eastward

adv.

Old English eastwærde; see east + -ward.

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