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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

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noun 
  1. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.
    • 1895: w:Thomas Hardy, Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure — In a few hours the birds come to it from all points of the compass – east, west, north, and south...
adjective 
  1. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
  2. (meteorology) wind from the east
  3. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
  4. From the East; oriental.
adverb 
  1. towards the east; eastwards
Etymology: Old English Äast


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