west·​ern·​most ˈwe-stərn-ˌmōst How to pronounce westernmost (audio)
: furthest to the west
… wild species in the westernmost Amazon of Colombia and Ecuador.Richard Evans Schultes
The view in the photographs is near the western boundary of the westernmost county in Kansas …Thomas & Geraldine Vale

Examples of westernmost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The westernmost portion of the center, from the store to Fashion Valley Road, is zoned for mixed-use, allowing for high-density residential, based on the Mission Valley Community Plan adopted in 2019. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2024 That specific location is an intersection near the westernmost corner of the Parliament of Georgia. Joedy McCreary, USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 Lower Lot Drive, Cleveland, Ohio The westernmost park in Cleveland Metroparks' Lakefront Reservation, Edgewater Park stretches across 147 acres and features 9,000 feet of shoreline, beaches, a fishing pier, picnic areas and boat ramps. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 1 May 2024 The port of Roscoff, the ferry’s destination, is in the French department of Finistère, in the westernmost part of Brittany. Cressida Leyshon, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 Before the 1960s, only a small portion of what's now the westernmost part of the island existed. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 This westernmost community on Bogue Banks is a treasured vacation getaway for families, with its 12 miles of clean shores, clear waters, and old-fashioned neighborhoods and vibe. Tracey Minkin, Southern Living, 1 Mar. 2024 Currently, the 22-acre property on the westernmost portion of Werk Road is less accessible than the park system would like. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 21 Jan. 2024 Owner Kerri Walsh-Jennings’ Mojo are the westernmost team in the Pro Volleyball Federation, which also includes teams in Atlanta; Columbus, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Omaha, Neb.; Orlando, Fla.; and Las Vegas. Ryan Finley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of westernmost was in 1589

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“Westernmost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/westernmost. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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