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western

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adjective west·ern \ˈwes-tərn\

Simple Definition of western

  • : 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. 1 a :  coming from the west <a western storm> b :  lying toward the west

  2. 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. 3 capitalized :  of or relating to the Roman Catholic or Protestant segment of Christianity <Western liturgies>

west·ern·most play \-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


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western

noun west·ern

Simple Definition of western

  • : 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. 1 :  one that is produced in or characteristic of a western region and especially the western United States

  2. 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

1612

First Known Use of western

1612

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WESTERN Defined for Kids

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western

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adjective west·ern \ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of western

  1. 1 often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the West

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the west




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western

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noun west·ern

Definition of western

  1. :  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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