eastward

[ eest-werd ]
/ ˈist wərd /
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adverb

Also east·wards. toward the east.

adjective

moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east.

noun

the eastward part, direction, or point.

Nearby words

  1. eastman,
  2. eastman, george,
  3. eastman, max,
  4. eastmost,
  5. easton,
  6. eastwardly,
  7. eastwards,
  8. eastwood,
  9. eastwood, clint,
  10. easy

Origin of eastward

before 850; Middle English estward, Old English ēasteweard. See east, -ward

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British Dictionary definitions for eastwards

eastwards

eastward

/ (ˈiːstwədz) /

adverb

towards the east

eastward

/ (ˈiːstwəd) /

adjective

situated or directed towards the east

adverb

a variant of eastwards

noun

the eastward part, direction, etc
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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