West meaning

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To, toward, of, facing, or in the west.
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In, from, or toward the west.
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An area or region lying in the west.
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Originating in or coming from the west.

A gentle west wind.

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The direction to the left of a person facing north; direction in which sunset occurs: it is properly the point on the horizon at which the center of the sun sets at the equinox.
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The point on a compass at 270°, directly opposite east.
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A region or district in or toward this direction.
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In, of, to, toward, or facing the west.
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From the west.

A west wind.

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Designating the W part of a continent, country, etc.

West Africa.

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In, of, or toward that part of a church directly opposite the altar.
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In or toward the west; in a westerly direction.
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(person) 1738-1820; Am. painter, in England after 1763
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(person) (born Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein) 1903-40; U.S. novelist.
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(person) (pseud. of Cicily, christened Cicely, Isabel Fairfield) 1892-1983; Brit. novelist & critic.
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One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.
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Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
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(meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
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Of or pertaining to the west; western.
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From the West; occidental.
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Towards the west; westwards.
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To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. [from 15th c.]
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The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
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(historical) The Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
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(US) The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
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The western states of the United States.
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The European Union; a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 28 member states.
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Regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation.
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The western part of any region.

Senegal is a nation that lies in the West.

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The one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or at the left of a diagram.
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A person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity.
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A surname for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.
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the West
  • the W part of the U.S.
  • during the Cold War, the U.S. and its non-Communist allies in Europe & the Western Hemisphere
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the West

Origin of west

  • Middle English from Old English wes-pero- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English west, from Proto-Germanic *westÄ…. Compare West Frisian and Dutch west, German West, Danish vest.

    From Wiktionary