from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- West, Benjamin 1738-1820. American painter. The first American to study art in Italy (1760-1763), he settled in England and quickly became a prominent artist. The Death of General Wolfe (1770) is among his most important works.
- West, Jerome Alan Known as "Jerry.” Born 1938. American basketball player, coach, and general manager. As guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1973), he became one of the National Basketball Association's all-time scoring leaders, and as coach and general manager he helped lead the Lakers to five world championships.
- West, Mae 1892?-1980. American actress known for her sultry stage persona. Her films include I'm No Angel (1933) and My Little Chickadee (1940).
- West, Nathanael Pen name of Nathan Weinstein. 1903-1940. American writer known for his novels of dark comedy, such as Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939).
- West, Dame Rebecca Pen name of Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews. 1892-1983. British writer and critic whose works include psychological novels, such as The Judge (1922), critical studies, as of Henry James (1916), a historical study of Yugoslavia (1942), and several reports on the Nuremberg trials.
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- proper n. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
- proper n. the Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
- proper n. The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
- proper n. The western states of the United States.
- proper n. The European Union a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 27 member states.
- proper n. regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation
- proper n. The western part of any region
- proper n. the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or at the left of a diagram
- proper n. a person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity
- proper n. A surname for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.
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