Found 3 items, similar to West.
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English → English
n 1: the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including)
North and South America [syn: Occident
2: the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees [syn: due west
3: the region of the United States lying to the west of the
Mississippi River [syn: western United States
4: British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983) [syn: Rebecca West
, Dame Rebecca West
, Cicily Isabel Fairfield
5: United States film actress (1892-1980) [syn: Mae West
6: English painter (born in America) who became the second
president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820) [syn: Benjamin West
English → English
, adv. [AS. west.]
, v. i.
1. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. [Obs.] “The hot
sun gan to west.”
2. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or
south toward the west.
, n. [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
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.
2. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to
some other country or region, is situated in the direction
toward the west.
(a) The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it
having been discovered by sailing westward from
Europe; the Occident.
(b) (U. S. Hist. & Geog.) 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
West by north
, West by south
, according to the notation
of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4[deg]
to the north or south, respectively, of the point due
, West southwest
, that point which lies
221/2[deg] to the north or south of west, or halfway
between west and northwest or southwest, respectively. See
Illust. of Compass
1. 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.
This shall be your west border. --Num. xxxiv.
2. (Eccl.) 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, the fashionable part of London, commencing from
the east, at Charing Cross.