What does the word east mean?

Usage examples for east

  1. " That shall be my calling as soon as I can get East again. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. They have to catch the train east." – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  3. Follow it right down to the creek and come back up the next farther on, while I prospect east. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss