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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
     
easterly Tweet Definition of easterly Like Definition of easterly on Facebook
noun (easterlies)
  1. (meteorology) Any persistent wind from the east (usually applied to broad currents or belts of easterly winds).
adjective 
  1. Facing the east; directed towards the east.
  2. Located towards the east.
adverb 
  1. In an eastward direction or position; towards the east.
  2. From the east.
     
eastern Tweet Definition of eastern Like Definition of eastern on Facebook
adjective Eastern
  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east
  2. (of a wind) blowing from the east; easterly
  3. (loosely) oriental
     
enter Tweet Definition of enter Like Definition of enter on Facebook
noun 
  1. (computing) The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.
  2. (computing) A stroke on that key.
verb 
  1. To go into (a room, etc.)
  2. (transitive) To type (something) into a computer.
     

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