Definition of West

1. Noun. The countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America.

Exact synonyms: Occident
Generic synonyms: Region
Terms within: Europe, North America, South America
Attributes: Western
Derivative terms: Occidental

2. Adjective. Situated in or facing or moving toward the west.

3. Adverb. To, toward, or in the west. "Situated west of Boston"

4. Noun. The cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees.
Exact synonyms: Due West, W, Westward
Generic synonyms: Cardinal Compass Point

5. Noun. The region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River.

6. Noun. The direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point.
Generic synonyms: Direction

7. Noun. British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983).

8. Noun. United States film actress (1892-1980).
Exact synonyms: Mae West
Generic synonyms: Actress, Comedienne

9. Noun. English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820).
Exact synonyms: Benjamin West
Generic synonyms: Painter

10. Noun. A location in the western part of a country, region, or city.
Generic synonyms: Location

Definition of West

1. n. 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.

2. a. Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west.

3. adv. Westward.

4. v. i. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.

5. a. 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.

6. n. 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.

7. a. Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west.

8. adv. Westward.

9. v. i. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.

10. a. 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.

Definition of West

1. Proper noun. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Western bloc; the countries of Western Europe. ¹

3. Proper noun. (American English) The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West. ¹

4. Proper noun. The western states of the United States. ¹

5. Proper noun. The western part of any region. ¹

6. Proper noun. The European Union a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 27 Member States from Western Europe to Eastern Europe ¹

7. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village. ¹

8. Noun. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270┬░, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox. ¹

9. Adjective. Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward. ¹

10. Adjective. (meteorology) Of wind: from the west. ¹

11. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the west; western. ¹

12. Adjective. From the West; occidental. ¹

13. Adverb. Towards the west; westwards. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of West

1. a cardinal point of the compass [n -S]

Medical Definition of West

1. 1. 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. "And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath." (Bryant) 2. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west. 3. Specifically: The Westen hemisphere, or the new World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident. Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; especially, that part which is north of the Indian Territory, new Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article. West by north, West by south, according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 11 1/4 deg to the north or south, respectively, of the point due west. West northwest, West southwest, that point which lies 22 1/2 deg to the north or south of west, or halfway between west and northwest or southwest, respectively. Origin: AS. West, adv.; akin to D. West, G. West, westen, OHG. Westan, Icel. Vestr, Sw. Vest, vester, vestan, Dan. Vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. Vesper evening, Gr. . Cf. Vesper, Visigoth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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