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Definitions of west

  1. English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. United States film actress (1892-1980) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North and South America Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. situated in or facing or moving toward the west Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Westward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One of the four points of the compass, exactly opposite the east; the point where the sun appears to set; a region lying in the direction of the sunset: the west, the Western Hemisphere; the part of the United States between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Pertaining to, situated in, proceeding toward, or coming from, the direction of the sunset; as, a west wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Towards the sunset. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. The quarter where the sun sets: one of the four chief points of the compass: any part of the world that relatively to another place lies in a westerly direction, as the United States with reference to England, the Western States with reference to the Atlantic sea-board, China with reference to California, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Situated toward the west. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Quarter where the sun sets; countries lying toward the west. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Situated toward the west; coming from the west. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Located at the west; facing the west. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Coming from the west. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. That point of the compass or quarter of the heavens where the sun sets. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Any western region. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. In a westerly direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Being in a line toward the point in the horizon where the sun sets when in the equator; coming or moving from the west or western regions, as a west wind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Belonging to the west-end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To the western region; at the westward; more westward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. One of the four cardinal points, being that opposite the east, and at which the sun sets at the equinoxes; a country situated in the region toward the sun setting with respect to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun; to change to the west. West-end, the fashionable quarter of London. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. The quarted of the heavens where the sun sets; one of the four chief points of the compass; a country or district lying in the direction of the setting sun with respect to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Situated towards the part where the sun sets. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To the western regions; more westward. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. west, n. the quarter where the sun sets: one of the four chief points of the compass: the direction faced when one stands with his back to the high altar of a church: the countries to the west of Europe.--adj. situated towards or coming from the west: opposite the high altar of a church.--adv. towards the west.--v.i. (Spens.) to move towards the west.--adv. WEST'-ABOUT', towards the west.--v.i. WES'TER (obs.), to turn westward.--adjs. WES'TERING (Milt.), passing to the west; WES'TERLY, lying or moving towards west: from the west.--adv. towards the west.--adj. WES'TERN, situated in the west: belonging to the west: moving towards, or coming from, the west.--n. an inhabitant of a western region or country.--ns. WES'TERNER, a person belonging to the west; WES'TERNISM, an idiom or other characteristic of western people.--adj. WES'TERNMOST, furthest to the west.--n. WES'TING, space or distance westward: departure westward: time of setting or reaching the west.--adv. WEST'LING, towards the west.--adj. WEST'MOST, most westerly.--adj. and adv. WEST'WARD, towards the west.--advs. WEST'WARDLY, WEST'WARDS, towards the west.--WESTERN CHURCH, the Latin Church, as distinguished from the Eastern or Greek Church; WESTERN EMPIRE, the western division of the later Roman Empire; WESTERN STATES, the states of the American Union lying west of the Alleghanies.--WESTWARD HO! to the west! an old cry of London watermen plying westwards. [A.S. west (Fr. ouest, Ice. vestr); prob. conn. with Ice. vist, abode, L. vesper, Gr. hespera.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. (abbr. W.). Towards or in the region in front of observer on equator at equinox who faces setting sun (w. by north or south; w. of, further w. than; due w.; lies &c. east& w., lengthwise along line between east& w.); w.-north-w., w.-south-w., adv., nn., & aa., (regions) midway between w. & north-w., south-w. (with uses& derivatives corresponding to those of west, as w.-north-westerly, w.-north-western, w.-north-west-wardly; see WESTERLY &c.); hence westward adv., n., & a., westwards adv. & n. (N.) cardinal point lying W.; western part of England, Scotland, Ireland, or Europe, part of United States beyond earlier settled States or w. of Mississippi; = OCCIDENT (Empire of the W., western Empire); western part of any country; w. wind. (Adj.) situated, dwelling, in or more towards the w.; w. longitude; w. central, abbr. W.C., London postal district; w. country, part of England w. of line from Southampton to mouth of Severn; W. INDIES, whence W.-Indian a.; W. End, richer& more fashionable district in w. of London); (of wind) coming from the w.; w.-country, of or from or characteristic of the w. country; w.-countryman (or-woman), native of it; W.-end, in or characteristic of W. End. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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