What does the word eastern mean?

Usage examples for eastern

  1. In fact I do not fear anything like war in that direction; but I do have an intense feeling of responsibility about telling my readers the plain and simple truth that the whole Far Eastern world hates Japan. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  2. The news of the Austrians' surrender was the most important that had come from the eastern front in weeks. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell