HyperDic: western_united_states

English > 1 sense of the expression western United States:
NOUNlocationwestern United States, Westthe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
English > western United States: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River.
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)

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