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west

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Noun, Adjective, Adverb
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99 in 96 verses (in OT : 94 in 91 verses) (in NT : 5 in 5 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

westn. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. . . Cf. Vesper, Visigoth.].
  •  The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east.  [1913 Webster]
    "And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.  [1913 Webster]
West by north, West by south, according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 11 -- West northwest, West southwest, that point which lies 22Illust. of Compass.
westa. 
  •  Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west.  [1913 Webster]
    "This shall be your west border."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
West end, the fashionable part of London, commencing from the east, at Charing Cross.
westadv. [AS. west.].
     Westward.  [1913 Webster]
westv. i. 
  •  To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

west, n., adj., & adv.
--n.
1 a the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes (cardinal point 90° to the left of north). b the compass point corresponding to this. c the direction in which this lies.
2 (usu. the West) a European in contrast to Oriental civilization. b the non-Communist States of Europe and N. America. c the western part of the late Roman Empire. d the western part of a country, town, etc.
3 Bridge a player occupying the position designated 'west'.
--adj.
1 towards, at, near, or facing west.
2 coming from the west (west wind).
--adv.
1 towards, at, or near the west.
2 (foll. by of) further west than.

Idiom
go west sl. be killed or destroyed etc. West Bank a region west of the River Jordan assigned to Jordan in 1948 and occupied by Israel since 1967. West Country the south-western counties of England. West End the entertainment and shopping area of London to the west of the City. West Indian
1 a native or national of any island of the West Indies.
2 a person of West Indian descent. West Indies the islands of Central America, including Cuba and the Bahamas. west-north- (or south-) west the direction or compass-point midway between west and north-west (or south-west). West Side US the western part of Manhattan.
Etymology
OE f. Gmc

THESAURUS

west

Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Levant, Middle Atlantic, Middle East, Middle West, Near East, New England, New World, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest, Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West Coast, Western Hemisphere, Yankeeland, continent, down under, eastland, landmass, northland, the Coast, the old country, westland, wild West

ROGET THESAURUS

west

Laterality

N laterality, side, flank, quarter, lee, hand, cheek, jowl, jole, wing, profile, temple, parietes, loin, haunch, hip, beam, gable, gable end, broadside, lee side, points of the compass, East, Orient, Levant, West, orientation, lateral, sidelong, collateral, parietal, flanking, skirting, flanked, sideling, many sided, multilateral, bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral, Eastern, orient, oriental, Levantine, Western, occidental, Hesperian, sideways, sidelong, broadside on, on one side, abreast, alongside, beside, aside, by the side of, side by side, cheek by jowl, to windward, to leeward, laterally, right and left, on her beam ends, his cheek the may of days outworn.

Direction

N direction, management, managery, government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance, bossism, legislature, steerage, pilotage, reins, reins of government, helm, rudder, needle, compass, guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star, cynosure, supervision, superintendence, surveillance, oversight, eye of the master, control, charge, board of control, command, premiership, senatorship, director, chair, portfolio, statesmanship, statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft, ministry, ministration, administration, stewardship, proctorship, agency, director, directing, hegemonic, at the helm, at the head of, direction, bearing, course, vector, set, drift, tenor, tendency, incidence, bending, trending, dip, tack, aim, collimation, steering steerage, point of the compass, cardinal points, North East, South, West, N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation, line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march, alignment, allignment, air line, beeline, straight shoot, directed, directed towards, pointing towards, bound for, aligned, with alligned with, direct, straight, undeviating, unswerving, straightforward, North, Northern, Northerly, towards, on the road, on the high road to, en avant, versus, to, hither, thither, whither, directly, straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow, point blank, in a bee line to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a bee line for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a bee line with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with, in a line with, full tilt at, as the crow flies, before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind, windwards, in the wind's eye, through, via, by way of, in all directions, in all manner of ways, quaquaversum, from the four winds, the shortest distance between two points is a stra.


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