ADV: ADV after v
(The form eastwards is also used.)
Eastward or eastwards means towards the east.

A powerful snow storm is moving eastward...

They were pressing on eastwards towards the city's small airfield.

Eastward is also an adjective.

...the eastward expansion of the City of London.

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • eastward — eastward, eastwards The only form for the adjective is eastward (in an eastward direction), but eastward and eastwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for eastwards in BrE: • Traffic snarled eastwards along Brompton Road at a… …   Modern English usage

  • Eastward — East ward, Eastwards East wards, adv. Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eastward — [ēst′wərd] adv., adj. toward the east n. an eastward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • eastward — O.E. eastwærde; see EAST (Cf. east) + WARD (Cf. ward) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eastward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in an easterly direction. ► ADVERB (also eastwards) ▪ towards the east. DERIVATIVES eastwardly adjective & adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • eastward — east|ward1 [ istwərd ] adverb toward the east: traveling eastward on the highway eastward east|ward 2 [ istwərd ] adjective toward or in the east: a long eastward journey …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eastward — I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the east • eastwards adverb II. noun Date: 1582 eastward direction or part < sail to the eastward > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eastward — /eest weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, eastwards. toward the east. adj. 2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east. n. 3. the eastward part, direction, or point. [bef. 850; ME estward, OE easteweard. See EAST, WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • eastward — adj. Eastward is used with these nouns: ↑expansion …   Collocations dictionary

  • eastward — adjective in an easterly direction. adverb (also eastwards) towards the east. noun (the eastward) the direction or region to the east. Derivatives eastwardly adjective & adverb …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”