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west


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  West  \West\,  n.  [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}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  And  fresh  from  the  west  is  the  free  wind's  breath. 
  --Bryant. 
 
  2.  A  country,  or  region  of  country,  which  with  regard  to 
  some  other  country  or  region,  is  situated  in  the  direction 
  toward  the  west. 
 
  3.  Specifically: 
  a  The  Westen  hemisphere,  or  the  New  World  so  called  it 
  having  been  discovered  by  sailing  westward  from 
  Europe;  the  Occident. 
  b  (U.  S.  Hist.  &  Geog.)  Formerly,  that  part  of  the 
  United  States  west  of  the  Alleghany  mountains;  now 
  commonly,  the  whole  region  west  of  the  Mississippi 
  river;  esp.,  that  part  which  is  north  of  the  Indian 
  Territory,  New  Mexico,  etc  Usually  with  the  definite 
  article. 
 
  {West  by  north},  {West  by  south},  according  to  the  notation 
  of  the  mariner's  compass,  that  point  which  lies  111/4[deg] 
  to  the  north  or  south,  respectively,  of  the  point  due 
  west. 
 
  {West  northwest},  {West  southwest},  that  point  which  lies 
  221/2[deg]  to  the  north  or  south  of  west,  or  halfway 
  between  west  and  northwest  or  southwest,  respectively.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Compass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  West  \West\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  This  shall  be  your  west  border.  --Num.  xxxiv 
  6. 
 
  {West  end},  the  fashionable  part  of  London,  commencing  from 
  the  east,  at  Charing  Cross. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  West  \West\,  adv  [AS.  west.] 
  Westward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  West  \West\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pass  to  the  west;  to  set  as  the  sun.  [Obs.]  ``The  hot 
  sun  gan  to  west.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  turn  or  move  toward  the  west;  to  veer  from  the  north  or 
  south  toward  the  west. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  West  \West\,  a.  (Eccl.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  west 
  adj  :  situated  in  or  facing  or  moving  toward  the  west  [ant:  {east}] 
  n  1:  the  countries  of  (originally)  Europe  and  (now  including) 
  North  and  South  America  [syn:  {West},  {occident}] 
  2:  the  cardinal  compass  point  that  is  a  270  degrees  [syn:  {due 
  west},  {W}] 
  3:  the  region  of  the  United  States  lying  to  the  west  of  the 
  Mississippi  River  [syn:  {West}] 
  adv  :  to  toward,  or  in  the  west;  "we  moved  west  to  Arizona" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  West,  MS  (town,  FIPS  78680) 
  Location:  33.19812  N,  89.78142  W 
  Population  (1990):  184  (105  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39192 
  West,  TX  (city,  FIPS  77332) 
  Location:  31.80321  N,  97.09283  W 
  Population  (1990):  2515  (1159  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  76691 




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