Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong wind coming from the west.
  • intransitive verb To move westward. Used of the sun, the moon, or a star.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tend or move toward the west; trend or turn westward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A strong westerly wind.
  • verb To move towards the west

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

  • noun wind that blows from west to east

Etymologies

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

[Middle English westren, from west, west; see west.]

Examples

  • "There are no currents to speak of about here; and as we have run south-westwards before the north-easter, if we run back in an opposite direction before the south-wester, which is not far off now from setting in, why we must arrive pretty nearly at the same point from which we started."

    Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes

  • Were called up at midnight to slip for a violent north-easter, for this rascally hole of San Pedro is unsafe in every wind but a south-wester, which is seldom known to blow more than once in a half century.

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  • Were called up at midnight to slip for a violent north-easter, for this rascally hole of San Pedro is unsafe in every wind but a south-wester, which is seldom known to blow more than once in a half century.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Were called up at midnight to slip for a violent north-easter, for this rascally hole of San Pedro is unsafe in every wind but a south-wester, which is seldom known to blow more than once in a half century.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

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  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the nearby Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

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  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • The storm was an extreme form of what is locally known as a "nor'wester" - a weather pattern that develops over the Bay of Bengal during the hot months of the year, the West Bengal weather office said.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

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  • Scots - westernmost.

    December 26, 2007