formerly a part of the Indian province of Bengal; now coextensive with Bangladesh.
Compare (def 1).
the part of the former Indian province of Bengal assigned to Pakistan in 1947 (now Bangladesh)
- East bengali
adjective 1. of or relating to East Bengal (now Bangladesh) or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of East Bengal
noun 1. See under (def 3). [ber-lin for 1–3, bur-lin for 4, 5; for 3, German ber-leen] /bərˈlɪn for 1–3, ˈbɜr lɪn for 4, 5; for 3, German bɛrˈlin/ noun 1. Irving, 1888–1989, U.S. songwriter. 2. Isaiah, 1909–97, English political philosopher and historian, born in Latvia. 3. the capital of Germany, in the NE part: […]
- East berliner
noun 1. a native or inhabitant of the former East Berlin
[eest-bound] /ˈistˌbaʊnd/ adjective 1. traveling, proceeding, or headed : an eastbound train. /ˈiːstˌbaʊnd/ adjective 1. going or leading towards the east