Definitions of west

  1.   English painter born in America who became the second president of the Royal Academy 1738 1820
  2.   British writer born in Ireland 1892 1983
  3.   the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  4.   United States film actress 1892 1980
  5.   the countries of originally Europe and now including North and South America
  6.   situated in or facing or moving toward the west
  7.   the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
  8.   to toward or in the west we moved west to Arizona
  9.   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
  10.   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
  11.   A country or region of country which with regard to some other country or region is situated in the direction toward the west
  12.   The Westen hemisphere or the New World so called it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe the Occident
  13.   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
  14.   Westward
  15.   To pass to the west to set as the sun
  16.   To turn or move toward the west to veer from the north or south toward the west
  17.   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
  18.   Pertaining to situated in proceeding toward or coming from the direction of the sunset as a west wind
  19.   Towards the sunset
  20.   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
  21.   Situated toward the west
  22.   Quarter where the sun sets countries lying toward the west
  23.   Situated toward the west coming from the west
  24.   Located at the west facing the west
  25.   Coming from the west
  26.   That point of the compass or quarter of the heavens where the sun sets
  27.   Any western region
  28.   In a westerly direction
  29.   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
  30.   Belonging to the west end
  31.   To the western region at the westward more westward
  32.   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
  33.   To pass to the west to set as the sun to change to the west West end the fashionable quarter of London
  34.   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
  35.   Situated towards the part where the sun sets
  36.   To the western regions more westward

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

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