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Eastern (comparative more Eastern, superlative most Eastern)

  1. Of a region designated as the East by convention or from the perspective of the speaker or author.
    • 1859, Ferna Vale, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds:
      The noble steamer Atlantic, after a most favorable passage of twelve days, carried our friends safely to the desired port of Liverpool. As Natalie stood once again upon terra firma, she could hardly credit that over three thousand miles of ocean separated her from her home,—that the same waves which washed the shores of her cherished island, broke upon the shores of this Eastern world.
  2. Of the Christian churches originating in the church of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  3. Eastern Orthodox.