west·​er ˈwe-stər How to pronounce wester (audio)
westered; westering ˈwe-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce wester (audio)

intransitive verb

: to turn or move westward
the half moon westers lowA. E. Housman

Examples of wester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Americans today can debate whether our westering forebearers, in pursuit of land and gold and better lives, had a right to go where they were not wanted. Jim Rasenberger, Time, 26 May 2020

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Word History


Middle English westren, from west entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wester was in the 15th century

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“Wester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wester. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


west·​er ˈwes-tər How to pronounce wester (audio)
westered; westering -t(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce wester (audio)
: to turn or move westward

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