- in, of, to, toward, or facing the west
- from the west: a western wind
- of or characteristic of the West
- of the Western Church
ME < OE westerne
- ☆ a film, book, etc. having a setting in the western U.S., esp. during the 19th-cent. period of development and expansion of the frontier
See western in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Situated in, toward, or facing the west.
- Coming from the west: western breezes.
- Native to or growing in the west.
- often Western Of, relating to, or characteristic of western regions or the West.
- Western Of, relating to, or descended from those Christian churches that use or formerly used Latin as their liturgical language.
often Western A novel, film, television program, or other dramatic work including themes, characters, or settings characteristic of the American West, especially of the late 1800s.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English westerne; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots
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