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Noun: west  west
  1. The cardinal compass point that is at 270 degrees
    - due west, westward, W
  2. The direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
  3. A location in the western part of a country, region, or city
Adjective: west  west
  1. Situated in, facing or moving toward the west
Adverb: west  west
  1. To, toward, or in the west
    "we moved west to Arizona"; "situated west of Boston"
Noun: West  west
  1. The countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    - Western world, Occident
  2. The region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
    - western United States
  3. British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
    - Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield
  4. United States film actress (1892-1980)
    - Mae West
  5. English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
    - Benjamin West

Derived forms: wests

See also: westbound, westerly, western, westernmost, westmost, westside, westward

Type of: actress, author, cardinal compass point, comedienne, direction, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, location, painter, region, writer

Antonym: east

Part of: America, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: West, Matthew