Meaning of 'west' (Webster Dictionary)
- Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western
direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward
the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the
west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west. - Westward. - The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the
equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four
cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles
to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing
north; the point directly opposite to east.
- A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some
other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
- The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having
been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
- Formerly, that part of the United States west of the
Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the
Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian
Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article. - To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
- To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or
south toward the west.