Part of speech: adverb

Toward the east.

Part of speech: adjective

Running in an easterly direction.

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Usage examples "eastward":

  1. " Stephen proposed that we should the next morning set out on our journey eastward; but as I thought it possible that Mr Yearsley would by that time have got back to the settlement, I undertook to go and search for him- or to try and find any of the other people, and learn what had become of him. - "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Horn was leading his own caravan and finding for himself the trail that wound slowly eastward. - "The U.P. Trail", Zane Grey.
  3. We will pull back a short distance to the eastward and lie on our oars. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.