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Definition of "west" []

  • The cardinal point on the mariner's compass 270° clockwise from due north and directly opposite east. (noun)
  • The direction opposite to the direction of the earth's axial rotation. (noun)
  • An area or region lying in the west. (noun)
  • The western part of the earth, especially Europe and the Western Hemisphere. (noun)
  • The western part of a region or country. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "west" in a sentence
  • "People could watch West German TV and had seen the Polish Solidarity movement triumph in a historic poll in June, and reformist Communist leaders in Budapest tear down part of the Iron Curtain, allowing East Germans to escape to the west."
  • "The West has already laid gas and oil pipelines from Azerbaijan through Georgia and then on to Turkey and the west."
  • "Bangladesh borders on the Bay of Bengal in the south; on the Indian states of West Bengal in the west and north, Assam and Meghalaya in the northeast, and Tripura and Mizoram in the east; and on Myanmar in the southeast."