west: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (west), [key]
  1. directed or proceeding toward the west.
  2. coming from the west: a west wind.
  3. lying toward or situated in the west.
  4. designating, lying toward, or in that part of a church opposite to and farthest from the altar.
  1. to, toward, or in the west: The car headed west.
  2. from the west: The wind blew west.
  3. to die.


Pronunciation: (west), [key]
  1. 1738–1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763.
  2. 1892?–1980, U.S. actress.
  3. (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein), 1902?–40, U.S. novelist.
  4. born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England.
  5. (Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews), 1892–1983, English novelist, journalist, and critic, born in Ireland.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. western.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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