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Meaning of WEST

Pronunciation:  west, west

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North and South America
  2. [n]  the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
  3. [n]  English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
  4. [n]  United States film actress (1892-1980)
  5. [n]  British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
  6. [n]  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  7. [adv]  to, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona"
  8. [adj]  situated in or facing or moving toward the west

WEST is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: Benjamin West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield, Dame Rebecca West, due west, Mae West, occident, Rebecca West, W, westbound, westerly, western, western United States, westernmost, westmost, westside, westward
 Antonyms: east
 See Also: actress, America, author, cardinal compass point, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Northwest, northwestern United States, painter, region, Santa Fe Trail, Southwest, southwestern United States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, Wild West, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \West\, a. (Eccl.)
    Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is
    opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part
    containing the chancel and choir.
  2. \West\, n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west,
    westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan,
    Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. ?.
    ????. Cf. {Vesper}, {Visigoth}.]
    1. 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.
             And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath.
    2. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to
       some other country or region, is situated in the direction
       toward the west.
    3. Specifically:
       (a) The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it
           having been discovered by sailing westward from
           Europe; the Occident.
       (b) (U. S. Hist. & Geog.) 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
    {West by north}, {West by south}, according to the notation
       of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4[deg]
       to the north or south, respectively, of the point due
    {West northwest}, {West southwest}, that point which lies
       221/2[deg] to the north or south of west, or halfway
       between west and northwest or southwest, respectively. See
       Illust. of {Compass}.
  3. \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.
          This shall be your west border.          --Num. xxxiv.
    {West end}, the fashionable part of London, commencing from
       the east, at Charing Cross.
  4. \West\, adv. [AS. west.]
  5. \West\, v. i.
    1. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. [Obs.] ``The hot
       sun gan to west.'' --Chaucer.
    2. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or
       south toward the west.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of going west, represents fulfillment, opportunities, and growth. Alternatively, it may symbolize an ending of something, death, or old age.