1. Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.
Eastern churches first did Christ embrace. --Stirling.
2. Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.
adj 1: lying toward or situated in the east; "the eastern end of
2: of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United
States; "the Eastern establishment" [ant: western]
3: lying in or toward the east; "the east side of NY"; "eastern
cities" [syn: easterly]
4: relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of
the world; "the Eastern Hemisphere"; "Eastern Europe";
"the Eastern religions" [ant: western]
5: from the east; used especially of winds; "an east wind";
"the winds are easterly" [syn: easterly]