Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Going toward the west.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Towards the west; in a westerly direction.
  • adj. Which is, or will be, moving towards the west.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving toward the west

Etymologies

west +‎ bound (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the couple of cars that are straggling through is heading westbound, which is the way the plane come in. so if you look up far away from where the cars are slowly going -- fastly going, you'll see the runway there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2005

  • On the radio, 'in the westbound direction' = 'westbound' and the references to clouds 'in the sky' (where else would they be?); 'in the event that' is simply 'if.'

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Tehran was a frequently visited Pan Am destination because it was part of our famous round-the-world flights, both eastbound and westbound.

    Helen Davey: Tales Of Pan Am: A 'Forrest Gump' Life

  • Cars were being rerouted onto Central Avenue westbound, to Hampton Park Boulevard, to Richie Marlboro Road, then back onto the Beltway.

    Inner loop lanes reopen in Md. after water main break

  • He said he'll try another route to the ICC on Thursday because he found traffic on westbound Route 198 and Norbeck Road heavier than usual Wednesday when he tried to reach the ICC's temporary eastern terminus.

    ICC opens to traffic

  • Melinda Peters, the ICC construction's project director for the Maryland State Highway Administration, said the morning backups on westbound Norbeck were typical for rush hour.

    ICC opens to traffic

  • Monday, the westbound Interstate 66 high-occupancy vehicle ramps at Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road in Fairfax County will open to all westbound traffic on weekends and during off-peak hours.

    Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

  • There's no exit on the westbound connector until drivers reach Shady Grove.

    Paying the toll for Maryland's new highway

  • I know it was a tough commute in for a lot of you -- major accident on the Beltway this morning in which one person died and which shut down westbound lanes of Constitution Avenue -- but hopefully your evening ride home will be smoother.

    Good causes & geeks: D.C.'s blogs

  • As of 5: 30 a.m., one westbound lane had been reopened.

    Two teens injured in Rockville hit-and-run

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