American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated in, toward, or facing the west.
- adj. Coming from the west: western breezes.
- adj. Native to or growing in the west.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of western regions or the West.
- adj. Of, relating to, or descended from those Christian churches that use or formerly used Latin as their liturgical language.
- n. A novel, film, television program, or other dramatic work including themes, characters, or settings characteristic of the American West, especially of the late 1800s.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the west, or the quarter or region of sunset; being or lying on or in the direction of the west; occidental: as, the western horizon; the western part or boundary of a country.
- Tending or directed toward the west; extending or pursued westward: as, a western course; a western voyage.
- Belonging to or characteristic of some locality in the west, or some region specifically called the West (in the latter case often capitalized): as, western people or dialects (as in England); a Western city or railroad, or Western enterprise (as in the United States); the Western Empire.
- Declining in the west, as the setting sun; hence, figuratively, passing toward the end; waning.
- Coming from the west: as, a western wind.
- n. An inhabitant of a western region, or of the West or Occident; specifically, a member of a Western race as distinguished from the Eastern races.
- n. A member of the Latin or Western Church.
- adj. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the west
- adj. of a wind blowing from the west; westerly
- adj. occidental
- n. A film, or some other dramatic work, set in, the historic American West (west of the Mississippi river) typically focusing on a cowboys vs. Indians conflict (real or imaginary).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets.
- adj. Moving toward the west; ; coming from the west.
- n. a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
- adj. of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River
- n. a sandwich made from a western omelet
- adj. of wind; from the west
- adj. relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts
- adj. lying toward or situated in the west
- Middle English, from Old English westerne; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The soil of this Piedmont Plateau presents a blending of the soils of the Eastern and Western regions, the tertiary formation of the first pushing itself sometimes far towards the west until it comes into proximity with the older formations of the Piedmont region, and often, in its extreme western extension, partaking of the character of the formations of the mountains.”
“Jeremy Irons in a western is an interesting choice.”
“He spent a lot of time railing against what he calls the western Zionist media.”
“In the face of what he called western hostility he called for a strengthening of relations with other developing countries.”
“Greece, In time the ideas to which they gave expression have become the heritage of what we know as our western civilization, and the warp and woof of the intellectual and political life of the modern world.”
“I grew up in Bulawayo, in what we called the western suburbs, where only blacks lived.”
“Blah Blah, why do people like you insist everything "western" is bad, and everything non-western is good and/or superior.”
“Our bed is placed in front of the middle window so that it divides the room into too portions one of which I call the western continent and the other the eastern; at the eastern end of the room there is a nice large grate, on the northern side of this fireplace is my book closet, about a foot wide and seven feet high, but which affords me an emmence deal of comfort for its size.”
“You also have the muslims in western countries adapt to their cultures (i.e. no burkas).”
“That's why the republicans have no allies in western democracies ... always lies and half truths ... health care in other countries does not put gov't in charge of health care ...”
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