• WordNet 3.6
    • adj eastward moving toward the east "eastbound trains"
    • adv eastward toward the east "they migrated eastward to Sweden"
    • n eastward the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Eastward Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eastward Toward the east; in the direction of east: as, to travel eastward; the Dead Sea lies eastward of Jerusalem.
    • eastward Having a direction toward the east.
    • eastward Bearing toward the east; deviating or tending in the direction of the east: as, the eastward trend of the mountains.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Eastward toward the east
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. east; Ger. ost; akin to Gr. ēōs, the dawn.


In literature:

We ran on for some time, when once more the wind shifted to the eastward of south, and blew with greater fury than before.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Away to the eastward they encountered a sail just rising above the water.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The valley seemed to come quite to an end, but took a sudden turn eastward just before we reached the village.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
In the row of houses eastward of it facing the road, No.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
After that we will turn eastward until we reach the head-waters of streams that will conduct us towards our journey's end.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Night was coming on, making the glare to the eastward appear brighter and more terrific.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
All these were sent several days before, eastward, across the mountains.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
One summer when he was out laying waste the countries to the eastward, came he to Sweden where Olaf the Swede was King in those days.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
From there I travelled once more eastward, driving over the Ivalajoki, which falls into the Enarejaervi.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
The easternmost island seems, by bearings, badly laid down, being not far enough to the southward and eastward.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Instead, however, of running to the eastward, she was headed up towards the land.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was to go by Hudson's Bay to the mouth of the Copper Mine River and then make his way by sea eastward along the coast.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
He drops the instrument again, and stands looking eastward into the woods.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The ship, being towed out of the harbour, they stood to the eastward, but were detained for two days by a contrary wind.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
That town has been likened to the hub of a wheel whose spokes are the roads which lead eastward.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Eastwards he did not penetrate so far as his predecessors.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Kashmir stretches eastwards to longitude 80 deg.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
The slaver, which had some time before hoisted her sail, was seen standing to the eastward; but suddenly down came the sail.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
It extends eastwardly and westwardly, and the "Lion's Head" is first seen as you approach from the eastward.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
The plan involved a feint from the eastward, and an attack upon that weakest spot in the girdle of Gueldersdorp's defences, the native stad.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

In poetry:

Eastward from Campobello
Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed;
Three days or more seaward he bore,
Then, alas! the land-wind failed.
"By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The lady sat a wild-eyed steed;
Eastward he tore to the morn.
But ever the sense of a noiseless speed,
And the sound of reaping corn!
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
"Four days I steered to eastward,
Four days without a night:
Round in a fiery ring
Went the great sun, O King,
With red and lurid light."
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The lonely cloud within the sky,
That by conflicting gales is torn,
Sways to and fro no more than I,
Now eastward, and now westward borne.
"The Wanderer" by Mathilde Blind
Thro' his very grandest rhymes
Moved a mournful monotone --
Like a shadow eastward thrown
From a sunset -- like a moan
Tangled in a joy-bell's chimes.
"What Ails The World?" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Greet you well from the King our lord,
He marches hot for the eastward ford;
Living or dying, all or one,
Ye must keep the ford till the race be run.
"The Last Word" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

As some scattered snow showers exit eastward with a small low pressure system, look for lake effect snow to kick up once again in the afternoon under a northwest wind.
In the Corn Belt, unusual warmth is expanding eastward.
Clouds hung around today near and east of I-95 as a cold front only slowly pressed eastward.
We're looking back at the top 25 list today, but it's time to look eastward at another top 25 list, too.
The weather system that delivered it continued eastward.
Snow hit the Sandia Mountains a little after noon, and it moved eastward throughout the afternoon and evening.
Cold winds sweeping eastward today.
Sharply colder temperatures are chasing rain that is moving eastward across the commonwealth.
Storm causes hillside collapse in SoCal, moves eastward.
Warmer temperatures spread eastward across the Midwest Friday into the weekend with highs reaching the mid 80's to low 90's range in most areas.
And it's moving eastward, with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees in Washington by Thursday.
NOAA Expands Closed Fishing Area Eastward to Cape San Blas.
It built the warehouse with the aim of expanding eastward.
Visibility was particularly good and the storm's cloud structure and rainbows could be easily viewed when the storms departed eastward.
The violence in Syria's 20-month conflict has moved eastward, closer to Turkey's border, and more players have entered the ring, including Syrian Kurds fighting against rebel forces.

In science:

Figures 2a-d reveal a new H2 structure running eastward from the “main” shock ridge.
Powerful H$_2$ Line-cooling in Stephan's Quintet : I - Mapping the Significant Cooling Pathways in Group-wide Shocks
Left panel: Eastward (upper panel) and northward (lower panel) offsets versus time.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
The fourth to seventh columns list distance, proper motion eastward and northward and LSR velocity of red hypergiant or cluster.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
The seminal results of Knutson et al. (2007b) showed that at 8 µm, the Spitzer light curve indicates an eastward shift of the hot point of 16 ± 6o , and a day-night temperature contrast of ∼350 K (K12 show that instrumental systematics make this last number unreliable).
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Day-night temperature contrast, day-side temperature, and hot-spot eastward longitude shift, observed and expected from a circulation model, for HD 189733b.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Because the heat is deposited and transported at lower pressure than in the clear-atmosphere case, the radiative timescales are lower, and the eastward shift of the hot-spot consequently lower.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Perna et al. (2012) have studied the first order effect of varying the ratio of visible to infrared opacities on the circulation and the eastward drift of the longitude of the hot spot.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
The lower-than-expected eastward shift of the hottest point on the day side would also be a natural consequence of the presence of clouds.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
In the case of tidally locked planets, the substellar point is usually assigned longitude 0◦ and eastward is positive (e.g. 0◦ → +90◦ ).
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
First, the maximum of temperature is shifted in longitude with respect to the substellar meridian by an amount that increases with depth (see top and middle panels of Fig. 1 in the 1 –10 −2 bar pressure regime), which is a simple consequence of the eastward transport of heat.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
In these nodes we see a strong eastward flow that was forbidden by the boundary conditions in the classical formulation of the model.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
On the other hand, the eastward velocity is lower at nodes distanced by several grid cells from the boundary.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
This eastward deflection is probably caused by the coronal hole to the west of AR1164.
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
From a comparison of the observed shadows and the simulation results using a model of the solar and interplanetary magnetic field, we confirmed that the eastward displacement of the shadow due to the solar magnetic field was almost forced back by the effect of the geomagnetic field.
A study of the shadowing of galactic cosmic rays by the sun in a quiet phase of solar activity with the Tibet air shower array
We will consider the special case in which there are two incoming particles, one (N ) moving northwards and one (S ) moving southwards, and two outgoing particles, one (E ) moving eastwards and one (W ) moving westwards.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm