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

Definition of wester

intransitive verb

: to turn or move westward the half moon westers low— A. E. Housman

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

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to take the place or position of

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