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western

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adjective west·ern \ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of western

  1. 1a :  coming from the west a western stormb :  situated or lying toward the west islands in the western half of the archipelago

  2. 2 or Western :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated West: such asa :  steeped in or stemming from the Greco-Roman traditions Western cultureb :  of or relating to the noncommunist countries of Europe and America Western powersc :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the American West Western clothes western music

  3. 3Western :  of or relating to the Roman Catholic or Protestant segment of Christianity Western liturgies

westernmost

play \ˈwe-stərn-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of western in a Sentence

  1. the western part of the state

  2. Old western movies are my favorites.

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of western

  1. 1 :  one that is produced in or characteristic of a western region and especially the western U.S.

  2. 2 often capitalized :  a novel, story, motion picture, or broadcast dealing with life in the western U.S. especially during the latter half of the 19th century

1612

First Known Use of western

1612

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WESTERN Defined for English Language Learners

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western

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adjective west·ern \ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of western for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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western

noun west·ern

Definition of western for English Language Learners

  • : a story, movie, or television show about life in the American West in the late 19th century; especially : a movie about cowboys


WESTERN Defined for Kids

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western

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adjective west·ern \ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of western for Students

  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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noun , often cap west·ern

Definition of western for Students

  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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