What is eastern?

  • (adj): Lying toward or situated in the east.
    Example: "The eastern end of the island"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on eastern:

History Of South America - Pre-Columbian Era - Chibchas
... At one point, the Chibchas occupied part of what is now Panama and the high plains of the Eastern Sierra of Colombia ... and the Aymara in Bolivia, the Chibchas of the eastern and north-eastern Highlands of Colombia were the most striking of the sedentary indigenous peoples in South America ... In Colombia's Eastern Sierra, the Chibchas were composed of several tribes who spoke the same language (Chibchan) ...
Mace (club) - History - Eastern Europe
... Maces were very common in eastern Europe, especially medieval Poland, Ukraine and Russia ... Eastern European maces often had pear shaped heads ... In the later times it was often used as a symbol of power by the military leaders in Eastern Europe ...
Serbia - Politics - Administrative Divisions
... Belgrade, Šumadija and Western Serbia, Southern and Eastern Serbia and Kosovo and Metohija ... and law, while Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia are directly subordinated to country authorities. 47 are located in Southern and Eastern Serbia, 52 in Šumadija and Western Serbia, 39 in Vojvodina and 28 (de facto 37) in Kosovo ...
Theotokos - Hymns
... Theotokos is often used in hymns to Mary in the Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Oriental Orthodox churches ... Beneath thy compassion dating from the third century, the Hail Mary in its Eastern form, and All creation rejoices, which replaces Axion Estin at the Divine Liturgy on the Sundays of Great Lent ...
Eastern Christianity
... Eastern Christianity comprises the Christian traditions and churches that developed in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Horn of Africa, India and parts of the Far ... term does not describe any single communion or common religious tradition and in fact some "Eastern" churches have more in common historically and theologically ... The terms "Eastern" and "Western" in this regard originated with divisions in the church mirroring the cultural divide between the Hellenistic east and Latinate ...

More definitions of "eastern":

  • (adj): Lying in or toward the east.
    Example: "Eastern cities"
    Synonyms: easterly
  • (adj): Of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States.
    Example: "The Eastern establishment"
  • (adj): From the east; used especially of winds.
    Synonyms: easterly
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world.
    Example: "The Eastern Hemisphere"; "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions"

Famous quotes containing the word eastern:

    All the morning we had heard the sea roar on the eastern shore, which was several miles distant.... It was a very inspiriting sound to walk by, filling the whole air, that of the sea dashing against the land, heard several miles inland. Instead of having a dog to growl before your door, to have an Atlantic Ocean to growl for a whole Cape!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
    The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
    The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
    Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
    Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
    O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Your Beauty, ripe, and calm, and fresh,
    As Eastern Summers are,
    Must now, forsaking Time and Flesh,
    Add light to some small Star.
    Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)