What does the word eastward mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Zane Grey
  3. We will pull back a short distance to the eastward and lie on our oars. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston