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West meaning

west - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir.
  2. 2. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east.
  3. 3. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
  4. 4. The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
  5. 5. Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article.
  6. 6. Westward.
  7. 7. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
  8. 8. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.
  9. 9. Quarter where the sun sets; countries lying toward the west.
  10. 10. Situated toward the west; coming from the west.

west - examples of usage

  1. Thinking of this, the Bishop started slowly down the hill toward the west. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The lines on the north and the west had not met. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. And south and north of the Chain the fire rolled away into the west. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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