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west

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adverb \ˈwest\

Simple Definition of west

  • : to or toward the west

Full Definition of west

  1. :  to, toward, or in the west

Examples of west

  1. They drove west after they got off the highway.

  2. They live just west of here.



Origin of west

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German westar to the west and probably to Latin vesper evening, Greek hesperos


First Known Use: before 12th century


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west

adjective

Simple Definition of west

  • : located in or toward the west

  • : coming from the west

Full Definition of west

  1. 1 :  situated toward or at the west <the west exit>

  2. 2 :  coming from the west <a west wind>

Examples of west

  1. cities on the west coast



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of west

before 12th century


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west

noun

Definition of west

  1. 1 a :  the general direction of sunset :  the direction to the left of one facing north b :  the compass point directly opposite to east

  2. 2 capitalized a :  regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation b :  the noncommunist countries of Europe and America

  3. 3 :  the end of a church opposite the chancel

  4. 4 often capitalized a :  the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or at the left of a diagram b :  a person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity



Examples of west

  1. There's a beautiful pond to the west of the trail.

  2. We will be traveling into the city from the west.

  3. If that way is east, then this way is west.

  4. Floods have caused extensive damage in the West.

  5. Come explore the natural wonders of the American West.

  6. policies foreign to the West



12th Century

First Known Use of west

12th century


West

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biographical name \ˈwest\

Definition of West

  1. Benjamin 1738–1820 Am. painter




West

biographical name

Definition of West

  1. Nathanael 1903–1940 originally Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein Am. nov.




West

biographical name

Definition of West

  1. Dame Rebecca 1892–1983 pseud. of Cicily Isabel Andrews née Fairfield Eng. critic & nov.




West

biographical name

Definition of West

  1. Thomas — see de la warr





WEST Defined for Kids

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west

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adverb \ˈwest\

Definition of west

  1. :  to or toward the direction of sunset <We'll drive west.>




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west

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adjective

Definition of west

  1. :  placed toward, facing, or coming from the direction of sunset <the west side of the house>




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west

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noun

Definition of west

  1. 1 :  the direction of sunset :  the compass point opposite to east

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries west of a point that is mentioned or understood




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