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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Western  \West"ern\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  west;  situated  in  the  west,  or  in 
  the  region  nearly  in  the  direction  of  west;  being  in  that 
  quarter  where  the  sun  sets;  as  the  western  shore  of 
  France;  the  western  ocean. 
 
  Far  o'er  the  glowing  western  main.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  Moving  toward  the  west;  as  a  ship  makes  a  western  course; 
  coming  from  the  west;  as  a  western  breeze. 
 
  {Western  Church}.  See  {Latin  Church},  under  {Latin}. 
 
  {Western  empire}  (Hist.),  the  western  portion  of  the  Roman 
  empire,  as  divided,  by  the  will  of  Theodosius  the  Great, 
  between  his  sons  Honorius  and  Arcadius  a.  d.  395. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  western 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  regions  of  western  parts  of 
  the  world;  "the  Western  Hemisphere";  "Western  Europe"; 
  "the  Western  Roman  Empire"  [ant:  {eastern}] 
  2:  lying  in  or  toward  the  west  [syn:  {westerly}] 
  3:  of  or  characteristic  of  regions  of  the  United  States  west  of 
  the  Mississippi  River;  "a  Western  ranch"  [ant:  {eastern}] 
  4:  lying  toward  or  situated  in  the  west;  "our  company's  western 
  office" 
  5:  of  wind;  from  the  west  [syn:  {westerly}] 
  6:  (of  music)  characteristic  of  rural  life  [syn:  {country(a)}, 
  {folk(a)},  {hillbilly},  {western(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  film  about  life  in  the  western  US  during  the  period  of 
  exploration  and  development  [syn:  {Western},  {horse 
  opera}] 
  2:  a  sandwich  made  from  a  western  omelet  [syn:  {western 
  sandwich}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Western,  NE  (village,  FIPS  52295) 
  Location:  40.39311  N,  97.19935  W 
  Population  (1990):  264  (133  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68464 




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