HyperDic: west

English > 10 senses of the word west / West:
ADJECTIVEallwestsituated in or facing or moving toward the west
NOUNlocationWest, Occidentthe countries of (originally / originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
relationwest, due west, westward, Wthe cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
locationWest, western United Statesthe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
relationwestthe direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
person West, Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel FairfieldBritish writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
person West, Mae WestUnited States film actress (1892-1980)
person West, Benjamin WestEnglish painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
locationwesta location in the western part of a country, region, or city
ADVERBallwestto, toward, or in the west
west / West > pronunciation
Soundsweh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > west: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsituated in or facing or moving toward the west.
Narrowerwestbound, westerly, westwardMoving toward the west
westerly, westernOf wind
westernlying toward or situated in the west
westernmost, westmostfarthest to the west
westsideOf the western part of a city
Oppositeeastsituated in or facing or moving toward the east
Spanishdel oeste, occidental
Catalandel oest, occidental
Adverbswesterlytoward the west
westerlyfrom the west
English > West: 10 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe countries of (originally / originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America.
SynonymOccident
Instance ofregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
AttributeswesternRelating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts
PartsEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
North AmericaA continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South AmericaA continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
SpanishOccidente
English > west: 10 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees.
Synonymsdue west, westward, W
Broadercardinal compass pointOne of the four main compass points
Spanishoeste
Catalanoest, ponent
English > West: 10 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River.
Synonymwestern United States
InstancesWild WestThe western United States during its frontier period
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
AttributeswesternOf or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
PartsNorthwest, northwestern United StatesThe northwestern region of the United States
Santa Fe TrailA trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico
Southwest, southwestern United StatesThe southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
West CoastThe western seaboard of the United States from Washington to southern California
Region ofbutteA hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region
ghost townA deserted settlement (especially in western United States)
sourdoughA settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
wash, dry washThe dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
English > west: 10 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningThe direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point.
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Spanishoeste
Catalanoest
English > West: 10 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningBritish writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983).
SynonymsRebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishRebecca West
CatalanRebecca West
English > West: 10 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningUnited States film actress (1892-1980).
SynonymMae West
Instance ofactressA female actor
comedienneA female comedian
SpanishMae West
CatalanMae West
English > West: 10 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningEnglish painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820).
SynonymBenjamin West
Instance ofpainterAn artist who paints / paints
SpanishBenjamin West
CatalanBenjamin West
English > west: 10 senses > noun 8, location
MeaningA location in the western part of a country, region, or city.
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
Spanishoccidente
Catalanoccident
English > west: 10 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo, toward, or in the west.
Examples
  • "we moved west to Arizona"
  • "situated west of Boston"

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