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. situated in or facing or moving toward the west
  6. the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
  7. to, toward, or in the west; " we moved west to Arizona"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
  11. The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
  12. 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.
  13. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
  14. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.
  15. 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.
  16. Pertaining to, situated in, proceeding toward, or coming from, the direction of the sunset; as, a west wind.
  17. Towards the sunset.
  18. 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.
  19. Situated toward the west.
  20. Quarter where the sun sets; countries lying toward the west.
  21. Situated toward the west; coming from the west.
  22. Located at the west; facing the west.
  23. Coming from the west.
  24. That point of the compass or quarter of the heavens where the sun sets.
  25. In a westerly direction.
  26. 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.
  27. Belonging to the west- end.
  28. To the western region; at the westward; more westward.
  29. 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.
  30. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun; to change to the west. West- end, the fashionable quarter of London.
  31. 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.
  32. Situated towards the part where the sun sets.
  33. To the western regions; more westward.

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. Somewhere to the west it lay. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  3. The West must go ... – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  4. The hills lie west. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  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. I must go out West to look after it. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  7. He continued on his journey to the West, and after a year had passed, came back again. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  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. You haven't told us what happened when I left you by the west door. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  11. A third of the pack- that upon the west- was about him. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  12. I have to go West in the morning. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Miss West, may I see you home? – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  14. 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
  15. He's as bad as the West makes them. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  16. So they went away to the West, and we take leave of them. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  17. Have I not stood behind him when his face was turned to the West? – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  18. 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