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

Definition of wester

intransitive verb

: to turn or move westward the half moon westers low— A. 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, "Understanding the Origins of American Gun Culture Can Help Reframe Today’s Gun Debate," 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of wester

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wester

Middle English westren, from west entry 1

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“Wester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wester. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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