east

East \East\, a. 1. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]