Eastern Church. See Greek Church, under Greek.

(East"ern*most`) a. Most eastern.

East Indian
(East" In"di*an) Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies.n. A native of, or a dweller in, the East Indies.

(East"ing), n. (Naut. & Surv.) The distance measured toward the east between two meridians drawn through the extremities of a course; distance of departure eastward made by a vessel.

(East`-in"su*lar) a. Relating to the Eastern Islands; East Indian. [R.] Ogilvie.

(East"ward East"wards) adv. Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York.

(Eas"y) a. [Compar. Easier (-i*er); superl. Easiest.] [OF. aisié, F. aisé, prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See Ease, v. t.]

1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. (b) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind. (c) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. "The easy vigor of a line." Pope.

2. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing. "Easy ways to die." Shak.

3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.

It were an easy leap.

4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.

5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.

He gained their easy hearts.

He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch.
Sir W. Scott.

6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(East"er*ly), a.

1. Coming from the east; as, it was easterly wind.

2. Situated, directed, or moving toward the east; as, the easterly side of a lake; an easterly course or voyage.

(East"er*ly), adv. Toward, or in the direction of, the east.

(East"ern) a. [AS. eástern.]

1. Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.

Eastern churches first did Christ embrace.

2. Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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