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- n. the west; the area of the setting sun
- adj. pertaining to the west, westerly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Western; occidental.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- [capitalized] A division of the Paleozoic strata in Pennsylvania, according to the nomenclature suggested by H. D. Rogers: it corresponds to the Catskill group of the New York survey, forming one of the divisions of the Upper Devonian.
From Italian ponente ("west"), ultimately from Latin ponent-, ponens, present participle of ponere ("to place"). (Wiktionary)