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1western

adjective west·ern \ˈwes-tərn\

: located in or toward the west

Western : of or relating to the countries of North America and Western Europe

: of or relating to the American West

Full Definition of WESTERN

1
a :  coming from the west <a western storm>
b :  lying toward the west
2
capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated West: as
a :  steeped in or stemming from the Greco-Roman traditions <Western culture>
b :  of or relating to the noncommunist countries of Europe and America
c :  of or relating to the American West <Western clothes>
3
capitalized :  of or relating to the Roman Catholic or Protestant segment of Christianity <Western liturgies>
west·ern·most \-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of WESTERN

  1. the western part of the state
  2. Old western movies are my favorites.

Origin of WESTERN

Middle English westerne, from Old English; akin to Old High German westrōni western, Old English west
First Known Use: before 12th century

2western

noun

: a story, movie, or television show about life in the American West in the late 19th century; especially : a movie about cowboys

Full Definition of WESTERN

1
:  one that is produced in or characteristic of a western region and especially the western United States
2
often capitalized :  a novel, story, motion picture, or broadcast dealing with life in the western United States especially during the latter half of the 19th century

First Known Use of WESTERN

1612

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe
WESTERN Defined for Kids

1western

adjective west·ern \ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of WESTERN for Kids

1
often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the West
2
:  lying toward or coming from the west

2western

noun , often cap

Definition of WESTERN for Kids

:  a story, film, or radio or television show about life in the western United States especially in the last part of the 19th century
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