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Definition of "western" []

  • Situated in, toward, or facing the west. (adjective)
  • Coming from the west: western breezes. (adjective)
  • Native to or growing in the west. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of western regions or the West. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or descended from those Christian churches that use or formerly used Latin as their liturgical language. (adjective)

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 "western" in a sentence
  • "The soil of this Piedmont Plateau presents a blending of the soils of the Eastern and Western regions, the tertiary formation of the first pushing itself sometimes far towards the west until it comes into proximity with the older formations of the Piedmont region, and often, in its extreme western extension, partaking of the character of the formations of the mountains."
  • "Jeremy Irons in a western is an interesting choice."
  • "He spent a lot of time railing against what he calls the western Zionist media."