to move, turn, or shift to the west
a wind from the west, esp. one bringing a storm
A strong wind coming from the west.
intransitive verbwest·ered, west·er·ing, west·ers
To move westward. Used of the sun, the moon, or a star.
Origin of westerMiddle English westren, from west, west; see west.
(third-person singular simple present westers, present participle westering, simple past and past participle westered)
- To move towards the west
- Used especially of heavenly bodies