• WordNet 3.6
    • adv eastwards toward the east "they migrated eastward to Sweden"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Eastwards 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
    • eastwards Eastward.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free.”


In literature:

Our road runs south-eastwards.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The British drew up on a parallel ridge, to the eastward, and an action ensued, confined mainly to artillery at 3,000 yards.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
I, with the rest, will strike eastward to Bonandonnye.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
It lay to the eastward of the kraal.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
The day after I went to stay with Uncle Stephen, some little time before sunset I saw a horseman approaching the house from the eastward.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was the same evening conducted to a village about seven miles to the eastward, where he was well received.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Near the shore were a number of cottages, and on one side of the harbour a line of cliffs running away to the eastward.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
A large ship too, and, as you say, she is standing this way, with the wind from the eastward.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was from the eastward.
"The Cruise of the Dainty" by William H. G. Kingston
It was impossible to beat up against it, so I stood to the eastward all that day and night, under a try-sail and storm-jib.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were to sail for Singapore, after which we were to proceed eastward to trade with the various islands in that direction.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
The brig was under all sail, standing to the eastward.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
She jumped forward again now almost invisible, and circled round to the south eastward.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
When the frigate first made out the chase she was standing to the eastward, and was about a hundred miles off Cape Palmas.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
When he reached his elevation he began to circle back till he came above the guns and a little to the eastward.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
The whole mingled mass of the battle was drifting eastward.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
In a few minutes more the last breath of the wind whistled off to eastward.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When the herd had drunk their fill, she slowly rode eastward, watching them carefully as they spread out across the meadow.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
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 III (of VIII)" by Various
Then he struck eastward between Antwerp and Brussels at Alost, Ghent, and Bruges.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various

In poetry:

Next, turn where eastward morning breaks,
And that proud Syrian city name,
Which, great in ruins, loudly speaks
Its pristine splendour, pow'r, and fame.
"Enigma VIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Ah! liefer than a royal recompense
To me it were, O champion of the sword,
That thine it were to carry eastward hence
The proud Ferdiah's purple from the Ford.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Unfurl'd to the northward and southward
His wings broke the air, and to eastward
His breast gave its iron; and God-ward
Pierc'd the shrill voice of his hunger.
"Gisli: The Chieftain" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
These are the flowers of sleep
That nod in the heavy noon,
Ere the brown shades eastward creep
To a drowsy and dreamful tune—
These are the flowers of sleep.
"Poppies" by Victor James Daley
Our chariots were well-built and firm,
Well-matched our steeds, and fleet and strong.
Four, sleek and large, each chariot drew,
And eastward thus we drove along.
"Celebrating A Hunting Expedition" by Confucius
Nearly two thousand years ago
Wielding his whip, the Emperor Weiwu
Rode eastward to Jieshi; his poem survives.
Today the autumn wind still sighs,
But the world has changed!
"Beidaihe" by Mao Zedong

In news:

A upper ridge slowly gliding eastward over mainland Alaska is providing cool but sunny weather from the Western Interior to Southcentral.
The low gray clouds scudded in over the Vosges Mountains to the west and dumped their sodden contents on the vineyards, then pushed eastward over the Rhine and the Black Forest.
It was published while the fire was still burning eastwards.
Storm Hits West Coast, Tracking Eastward .
Europe's financial crisis is spreading eastward .
Un Viaje A los Balcanes, Oriente Proximo y el Caucaso = Eastward to Tartary.
NATO is incautiously expanding eastward, which has thoughtful Russians worried about being fenced out of Europe—and worse.
A summit visitor looks eastward to the shadow of Hawaii's Mauna Kea cast against clouds at sunset.
Taking his cue from Verdi's Otello , the figure who faces eastward at the base of the sculpture, the fabled Moor of Venice serves as Caine's thematic starting point.
Mayor Louise Cole tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal moving the city limits eastward to within about a tenth of a mile of the bypass might attract a hotel and restaurant to the area.
The Khalkha River winds from north to south near the tip of a flat, grassy salient of Mongolia that juts about 100 miles eastward into Manchuria.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 83 feet eastward during the 102nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Nov 18, 2012), and used its left navigation camera to record this view ahead at the end of the drive.
While much of the optical world will be zeroing in on Vegas for Vision Expo West, Sàfilo Group's attention will be eastward bound—far eastward, in Shanghai.
Un Viaje A los Balcanes, Oriente Proximo y el Caucaso = Eastward to Tartary .
The storm is about 210 miles southwest of Jacksonville, according to the National Weather Service, and is traveling eastward at about 3 mph.

In science:

Let us use a local Cartesian coordinate system with coordinates x in the direction of constant latitude (eastward), y in the direction of constant longitude (northward), and z normal to the equipotential surface (vertically upward).
Enhanced mass transfer during dwarf nova outbursts by irradiation of the secondary?
Consider all possible directed walk con figurations (a walk that can move only north or eastward as shown in Fig. 5) that start from the origin O and end up at a fixed point, say P with co-ordinates (x, y ).
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
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
Two flows (radio arms) emerge from the inner-jet region, one directed Eastward (spatially coincident with the X-ray arm) and the other directed to the Southwest.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
When using a sinusoidal or Lambertian model, the best-fit phase curve parameters describe a thermal phase variation which peaks well before secondary eclipse, suggesting a planetary hot spot eastward of the substellar point.
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
The longitude of the eastward shift of the hot spot is expected to result from a competition between the heat transfer timescale and the heat loss timescale (identified in hot Jupiters to the advective timescale τadv and the radiative timescale τrad , e.g.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
To first order the eastward drift of the hot spot depends on the ratio τrad /τadv . τrad changes much more rapidly than τadv with pressure in hot Jupiters, to first order τrad ∼ p−1 in the upper atmosphere, whereas τadv ∼ cste.
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
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
An eastward jet and the resulting shift of the thermal emission peak was predicted by Showman & Guillot (2002) to be a common phenomenon in hot Jupiter atmospheres.
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