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West (IPA: /ˈwɛst/)


West (n.)

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.

West (n.)

A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.

West (n.)

The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.

West (n.)

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.

West (a.)

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.

West (adv.)

Westward.

West (v. i.)

To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.

West (v. i.)

To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.

West ()

Alt. of West Indian

West ()

Belonging or relating to the West Indies.

West ()

A native of, or a dweller in, the West Indies.

West

One of the four cardinal directions

West

Region of Cameroon

West

Cigarette brand

West

City in McLennan County, Texas

West

Human settlement in Holmes County, Mississippi, United States of America

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [about the two pencils West has just deliberately snapped] Mister West. I suggest you get yourself a pen." - Re-Animator

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [directed to Charlie from West Kirby during the '09 Eurovision live blog] Charlie you wang house"" - Answer Me This!

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [narrating] It's said that the west was built on legends..." - Ghost Rider (2007 film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Across the silent stream Where the dream-shadows go, From the dim blue Hill of Dream I have heard the west wind blow." - Dreams

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And topples round the dreary west A looming bastion fringed with fire." - In Memoriam A.H.H.


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