1. lying toward or situated in the east

- the eastern end of the island

Similar word(s): east

2. of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States

- the Eastern establishment

Similar word(s): northeastern, southeastern

3. lying in or toward the east

- the east side of New York

- eastern cities

Similar word(s): east, easterly

4. relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world

- Eastern Europe

- the Eastern religions

Similar word(s): oriental

5. from the east; used especially of winds

- an eastern wind

- the winds are easterly

Similar word(s): east, easterly