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East Ayrshire

  

      n   a council area of SW Scotland, comprising the E part of the historical county of Ayrshire: part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Kilmarnock. Pop.: 123820 (1996 est.). Area: 1252 sq. km (483 sq. miles)  
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east  
      n  
1    one of the four cardinal points of the compass, 90° clockwise from north and 180° from west  
2    the direction along a parallel towards the sunrise, at 90° to north; the direction of the earth's rotation  
3    the east   often cap   any area lying in or towards the east  
   Related adj       oriental  
4      (Cards)   usually cap   the player or position at the table corresponding to east on the compass  
      adj  
5    situated in, moving towards, or facing the east  
6    (esp. of the wind) from the east  
      adv  
7    in, to, or towards the east  
8    Archaic   (of the wind) from the east,   (Symbol)    E  
     (Old English east; related to Old High German ostar to the east, Old Norse austr, Latin aurora dawn, Greek eos, Sanskrit usas dawn, morning)  


Bath and North East Somerset  
      n   a unitary authority in SW England, in Somerset; formerly (1974--96) part of the county of Avon. Pop.: 158692 (1996). Area: 351 sq. km (136 sq. miles)  
British East Africa  
      n   the former British possessions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, before their independence in the 1960s  
Dutch East Indies  
      n      the. a former name (1798--1945) of       Indonesia     (Also called)    Netherlands East Indies  
East  
      n  
the  
1    the continent of Asia regarded as culturally distinct from Europe and the West; the Orient  
2    the countries under Communist rule and formerly under Communist rule, lying mainly in the E hemisphere  
   Compare       West   1       2  
3      (in the U.S.)  
a    the area north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi  
b    the area north of Maryland and east of the Alleghenies  
      adj  
4   
a    of or denoting the eastern part of a specified country, area, etc.  
b    (as part of a name)  
East Sussex     
  Eastern      adj  
East Africa  
      n   a region of Africa comprising Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania  
  East African      adj, n  
East African Community  
      n   an association established in 1967 by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to promote closer economic and social ties between member states: dissolved in 1977  
East Anglia  
      n  
1    a region of E England south of the Wash: consists of Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire  
2    an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that consisted of Norfolk and Suffolk in the 6th century a.d.; became a dependency of Mercia in the 8th century  
  East Anglian      adj, n  
East Ayrshire  
      n   a council area of SW Scotland, comprising the E part of the historical county of Ayrshire: part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Kilmarnock. Pop.: 123820 (1996 est.). Area: 1252 sq. km (483 sq. miles)  
East Bengal  
      n   the part of the former Indian province of Bengal assigned to Pakistan in 1947 (now Bangladesh)  
  East Bengali      adj, n  
East Berlin  
      n   (formerly) the part of Berlin under East German control  
  East Berliner      n  
east by north  
      n  
1    one point on the compass north of east, 78° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
east by south  
      n  
1    one point on the compass south of east, 101° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
East Cape  
      n  
1    the easternmost point of New Guinea, on Milne Bay  
2    the easternmost point of New Zealand, on North Island  
3       the former name for Cape       Dezhnev  
East China Sea  
      n   part of the N Pacific, between the E coast of China and the Ryukyu Islands  
east coast fever  
      n   a disease of cattle, endemic in east and central Africa, caused by a parasite, Theileria parva, that is carried by ticks  
East Dunbartonshire  
      n   a council area of central Scotland to the N of Glasgow: part of Strathclyde region from 1975 until 1996: mainly agricultural and residential. Administrative centre: Kirkintilloch. Pop.: 110220 (1996 est.). Area: 172 sq. km (66 sq. miles)  
East End  
      n   the. a densely populated part of E London containing former industrial and dock areas  
  East Ender      n  
East Flanders  
      n   a province of W Belgium: low-lying, with reclaimed land in the northeast: textile industries. Capital: Ghent. Pop.: 1351777 (1996 est.). Area: 2979 sq. km (1150 sq. miles)  
East Germanic  
      n   a subbranch of the Germanic languages: now extinct. The only member of which records survive is Gothic  
East Germany  
      n   a former republic in N central Europe: established in 1949 and declared a sovereign state by the Soviet Union in 1954; Communist regime replaced by a multiparty democracy in 1989; reunited with West Germany in 1990,   (Official name)    German Democratic Republic     (Abbrevs.)    DDR, GDR      See also       Germany  
  East German      adj, n  
East India Company  
      n  
1    the company chartered in 1600 by the British government to trade in the East Indies: after being driven out by the Dutch it developed trade with India until the Indian Mutiny (1857), when the Crown took over the administration: the company was dissolved in 1874  
2    any similar trading company, such as any of those founded by the Dutch, French, and Danes in the 17th and 18th centuries  
East Indian  
      n  
1      (Caribbean)   an immigrant to the countries of the Caribbean (West Indies) who is of Indian origin; an Asian West Indian  
      adj  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   of, relating to, or originating in the East Indies  
East Indies  
      pl n  
the  
1    the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines  
2    SE Asia in general  
East Kilbride  
      n   a town in W Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow: designated a new town in 1947. Pop.: 70422 (1991)  
East London  
      n   a port in S South Africa, in S Eastern Cape province. Pop.: 102325 (1991)  
East Lothian  
      n   a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth and the North Sea: part of Lothian region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Haddington. Pop.: 85640 (1996 est.). Area: 678 sq. km (262 sq. miles)  
east-northeast  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between northeast and east, 67° 30′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    ENE  
East Pakistan  
      n      the former name (until 1971) of       Bangladesh  
  East Pakistani      adj, n  
East Prussia  
      n   a former province of NE Germany on the Baltic Sea: separated in 1919 from the rest of Germany by the Polish Corridor and Danzig: in 1945 Poland received the south part, the Soviet Union the north,   (German name)    Ostpreussen  
  East Prussian      adj, n  
East Renfrewshire  
      n   a council area of W central Scotland, comprising part of the historical county of Renfrewshire; part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural and residential. Administrative centre: Giffnock. Pop.: 86780 (1996 est.). Area: 173 sq. km (67 sq. miles)  
East Riding of Yorkshire  
      n   a county of NE England, a historical division of Yorkshire on the North Sea and the Humber estuary: became part of Humberside in 1974; reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1996, with a separate authority for Kingston upon Hull: chiefly agricultural and low-lying, with various industries in Hull. Administrative centre: Beverley. Pop. (including Hull): 595440 (1996 est.). Area (including Hull): 1819 sq. km (704 sq. miles)  
east-southeast  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between east and southeast, 112° 30′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    ESE  
East Sussex  
      n   a county of SE England comprising part of the former county of Sussex: mainly undulating agricultural land, with the South Downs and seaside resorts in the south: Brighton and Hove became an independent unitary authority in 1997 but is part of the geographical and ceremonial county. Administrative centre: Lewes. Pop. (including Brighton and Hove): 726500 (1994 est.). Area (including Brighton and Hove): 1795 sq. km (693 sq. miles)  
East Timor  
      n      See       Portuguese Timor  
Far East  
      n   the. the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan  
  Far Eastern      adj  
German East Africa  
      n   a former German territory in E Africa, consisting of Tanganyika and Ruanda-Urundi: divided in 1919 between Great Britain and Belgium; now in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi  
Griqualand East  
      n   an area of central South Africa: settled in 1861 by Griquas led by Adam Kok III; annexed to the Cape Colony in 1879; part of the Transkei in 1903--94. Chief town: Kokstad. Area: 17100 sq. km (6602 sq. miles)  
Italian East Africa  
      n   a former Italian territory in E Africa, formed in 1936 from the possessions of Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, and Ethiopia: taken by British forces in 1941  
Middle East  
      n  
1    (loosely) the area around the E Mediterranean, esp. Israel and the Arab countries from Turkey to North Africa and eastwards to Iran  
2    (formerly) the area extending from the Tigris and Euphrates to Myanmar  
  Middle Eastern      adj  
Near East  
      n  
1       another term for the       Middle East  
2    (formerly) the Balkan States and the area of the Ottoman Empire  
Netherlands East Indies  
      pl n      the. a former name (1798--1945) for       Indonesia  
north by east  
      n  
1    one point on the compass east of north, 11° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
northeast by east  
      n  
1    one point on the compass east of northeast, 56° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
North East Frontier Agency  
      n      the former name (until 1972) of       Arunachal Pradesh  
North East Lincolnshire  
      n   a unitary authority in NE England, in Lincolnshire: formerly (1974--96) part of the county of Humberside. Pop.: 164000 (1996 est.). Area: 192 sq. km (74 sq. miles)  
Portuguese East Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Mozambique  
south by east  
      n  
1    one point on the compass east of south; 168° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
southeast by east  
      n  
1    one point on the compass north of southeast; 123° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  

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