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noun
East Tweet Definition of East Like Definition of East on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (personification) The wind from the east.
    • 1847: Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
    • : and I sat down and wrote, In such a hand as when a field of corn Bows all its ears before the roaring
    • 1859: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
    • : uneasy rushes of wind went through the hall ... , West, North, and South, through the woods, four heavy-treading, unkempt figures crushed the high grass and cracked the branches
equator Tweet Definition of equator Like Definition of equator on Facebook
noun
  1. An imaginary great circle around the earth, equidistant from the two poles, and dividing earth's surface into the northern and southern hemisphere.
  2. A similar great circle on any sphere, especially on a celestial body, or on other reasonably symmetrical three-dimensional body.
  3. A short form of the celestial equator.
equatorial Tweet Definition of equatorial Like Definition of equatorial on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, near, or relating to the equator
    That plant is best suited to climates.
estuary Tweet Definition of estuary Like Definition of estuary on Facebook
noun (estuaries)
  1. Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge.
  2. An ocean inlet also fed by fresh river water.

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