a former British protectorate, now the E part of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen: composed of the Arab sheikdoms of Hadhramaut and the island of Socotra.
[ee-stern] /ˈi stərn/ adjective 1. lying toward or situated in the east: the eastern half of the island. 2. directed or proceeding toward the east: an eastern route. 3. coming from the east: an eastern wind. 4. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to the East in the U.S.: an eastern congressman. 5. (initial […]
noun 1. a subgroup of the Algonquian language family, comprising the languages spoken aboriginally from Nova Scotia to northeastern North Carolina.
- Eastern bloc
The name applied to the former communist states of eastern Europe, including Yugoslavia and Albania, as well as the countries of the Warsaw Pact. (See also European Union and Iron Curtain.)
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