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 for eastern
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eastern \East"ern\, a. [AS. e['a]stern.]
     1. Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern
        gate; Eastern countries.
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              Eastern churches first did Christ embrace.
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     2. Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an
        eastern voyage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lying toward or situated in the east; "the eastern end of
             the island"
      2: of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States;
         "the Eastern establishment" [ant: western]
      3: lying in or toward the east; "the east side of New York";
         "eastern cities" [syn: easterly, eastern]
      4: relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of
         the world; "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions" [ant:
      5: from the east; used especially of winds; "an eastern wind";
         "the winds are easterly" [syn: easterly, eastern]

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