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Meaning of 'west' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . West [ a.]
- 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.
2 . West [ adv.]
- Westward.
3 . West [ n.]
- 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.
4 . West [ v. i.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'west' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . west [ r]
Meaning (1):
- to, toward, or in the west
Example in sentence:
  • situated west of Boston;
  • we moved west to Arizona