Definitions of west

  1.   Coming from the west.
  2.   the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  3.   That point of the compass or quarter of the heavens where the sun sets.
  4.   To pass to the west; to set, as the sun; to change to the west. West- end, the fashionable quarter of London.
  5.   In a westerly direction.
  6.   situated in or facing or moving toward the west
  7.   Situated toward the west.
  8.   English painter ( born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy ( 1738- 1820)
  9.   the countries of ( originally) Europe and ( now including) North and South America
  10.   the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
  11.   One of the four points of the compass, exactly opposite the east; the point where the sun appears to set; a region lying in the direction of the sunset: the west, the Western Hemisphere; the part of the United States between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean.
  12.   United States film actress ( 1892- 1980)
  13.   Located at the west; facing the west.
  14.   A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
  15.   Towards the sunset.
  16.   Belonging to the west- end.
  17.   Westward.
  18.   Being in a line toward the point in the horizon where the sun sets when in the equator; coming or moving from the west or western regions, as a west wind.
  19.   The quarter where the sun sets: one of the four chief points of the compass: any part of the world that relatively to another place lies in a westerly direction, as the United States with reference to England, the Western States with reference to the Atlantic sea- board, China with reference to California, etc.
  20.   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.
  21.   The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
  22.   Pertaining to, situated in, proceeding toward, or coming from, the direction of the sunset; as, a west wind.
  23.   One of the four cardinal points, being that opposite the east, and at which the sun sets at the equinoxes; a country situated in the region toward the sun setting with respect to another.
  24.   Any western region.
  25.   To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
  26.   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.
  27.   The quarted of the heavens where the sun sets; one of the four chief points of the compass; a country or district lying in the direction of the setting sun with respect to another.
  28.   Situated towards the part where the sun sets.
  29.   To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.
  30.   To the western regions; more westward.
  31.   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.
  32.   Situated toward the west; coming from the west.
  33.   To the western region; at the westward; more westward.
  34.   Quarter where the sun sets; countries lying toward the west.
  35.   to, toward, or in the west; " we moved west to Arizona"
  36.   British writer ( born in Ireland) ( 1892- 1983)

Quotes of west

  1. I've just come back from Mississippi and over there when you talk about the West Bank they think you mean Arkansas. – Patrick Buchanan
  2. It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole. – Christopher Dawson
  3. I'm so much more of an East Coast girl than a West Coast girl. – Lexa Doig
  4. I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast. – Viktor E. Frankl
  5. The U. S. should support the historic Gaza withdrawal as a first step toward a final settlement: a permanent Palestinian state in Gaza and nearly all of the West Bank. – Lee H. Hamilton
  6. Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change. – Lafcadio Hearn
  7. Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad. – Arthur Hertzberg
  8. Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn't like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west but Africa was definitely the place. – Richard Leakey
  9. When West End Girls came out on import, I was a student at Liverpool University. I'd go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on, and I'd be really embarrassed. – Chris Lowe
  10. Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. – Groucho Marx
  11. The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific. – John Moody
  12. The Germanic invasions in the West could not and did not in any way alter this state of affairs. – Henri Pirenne
  13. The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. – Gordon Sinclair
  14. In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder. It could have been made to point in any direction- north, south, east or west – Kit Williams

Usage examples for west

  1. Then with a sudden heart- start I remember this is my last West Indian morning. ” – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. She replied to the look: " In the West of London- a long way down." ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. It was too much for Coats to bear, an' he just went away from it, out west – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  4. The West must go ... ” – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  5. “ " We made a mistake in calling our home river the West River. ” – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  6. “ A third of the pack- that upon the west was about him. ” – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  7. “ No man in the West has lost so much! ” – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  8. “ He's as bad as the West makes them. ” – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  9. Miss West may I see you home? ” – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  10. The hills lie west – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  11. He continued on his journey to the West and after a year had passed, came back again. ” – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  12. She had come east to attend the wedding of her brother and was now staying with the Pearsons a few weeks before returning west – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  13. So they went away to the West and we take leave of them. ” – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  14. “ I have to go West in the morning. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. You haven't told us what happened when I left you by the west door. ” – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  16. “ Eastplace of West place of rising. ” – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  17. Have I not stood behind him when his face was turned to the West – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  18. Somewhere to the west it lay. ” – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  19. “ I must go out West to look after it. ” – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope

Idioms for west