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NOUN (8)

1. the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America;
[syn: West, Occident]

2. the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees;
[syn: west, due west, westward, W]

3. the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River;
[syn: West, western United States]

4. the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point;

5. British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983);
[syn: West, Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield]

6. United States film actress (1892-1980);
[syn: West, Mae West]

7. English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820);
[syn: West, Benjamin West]

8. a location in the western part of a country, region, or city;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. situated in or facing or moving toward the west;


ADVERB (1)

1. to, toward, or in the west;
- Example: "we moved west to Arizona"
- Example: "situated west of Boston"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath. --Bryant. [1913 Webster] 2. 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] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

West \West\, a. 1. 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. --Num. xxxiv. 6. [1913 Webster] 2. (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] West end, the fashionable part of London, commencing from the east, at Charing Cross. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

West \West\, adv. [AS. west.] Westward. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

West \West\, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. [Obs.] "The hot sun gan to west." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

west adv 1: to, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona"; "situated west of Boston" adj 1: situated in or facing or moving toward the west [ant: east] n 1: the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America [syn: West, Occident] 2: the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees [syn: west, due west, westward, W] 3: the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River [syn: West, western United States] 4: the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point 5: British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983) [syn: West, Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield] 6: United States film actress (1892-1980) [syn: West, Mae West] 7: English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820) [syn: West, Benjamin West] 8: a location in the western part of a country, region, or city
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "west": W, antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, cardinal points, compass card, compass rose, degrees, east, eastbound, easter, easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, eastward, half points, hyperborean, lubber line, meridional, north, northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, norther, northerly, northern, northernmost, northward, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern, occident, occidental, orient, oriental, quarter points, rhumb, south, southbound, southeast, southeasterly, southeastern, souther, southerly, southern, southernmost, southward, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, sunrise, sunset, westabout, westbound, wester, westerly, western, westernly, westernmost, westward, westwardly, westwards
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

West, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2692 Housing Units (2000): 1143 Land area (2000): 1.555073 sq. miles (4.027621 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.555073 sq. miles (4.027621 sq. km) FIPS code: 77332 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 31.803369 N, 97.093106 W ZIP Codes (1990): 76691 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: West, TX West
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

West, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 220 Housing Units (2000): 113 Land area (2000): 0.557537 sq. miles (1.444013 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.557537 sq. miles (1.444013 sq. km) FIPS code: 78680 Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28 Location: 33.197266 N, 89.779288 W ZIP Codes (1990): 39192 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: West, MS West