out West

variants: or

out west

Definition of out West

US, informal

  1. :  in or to the western part of a country or region He headed out west after he graduated.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

westplay West
  1. :  to, toward, or in the west

  1. :  situated toward or at the west

    :  coming from the west

  1. :  the general direction of sunset :  the direction to the left of one facing north

    :  the compass point directly opposite to east

    :  regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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