Lying toward, near, or facing the east. Of or denoting the eastern part of a specified area, city, or country or its inhabitants. The direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun rises at the equinoxes, on the right-hand side of a person facing north, or the point on the horizon itself. The eastern part of the world or of a specified country, region, or town. The player sitting to the left of North and partnering West. To or toward the east.