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Definition of West

West

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
  4. The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Westward.
  8. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.
  9. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.

West Quotations

I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.
Maya Angelou

I liked to write from the time I was about 12 or 13. I loved to read. And since I only spoke to my brother, I would write down my thoughts. And I think I wrote some of the worst poetry west of the Rockies. But by the time I was in my 20s, I found myself writing little essays and more poetry - writing at writing.
Maya Angelou

When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky - in the big cities, too, for that matter.
Maya Angelou

In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.
Dalai Lama

I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
Mahatma Gandhi
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West Translations

west in Danish is vest
west in Danish is vest
west in Dutch is west
west in Dutch is west, westen
west in Dutch is westen
west in French is ouest
west in French is couchant, ouest
west in German is Westen
west in Italian is ovest
west in Italian is ovest
west in Norwegian is vest, vest
west in Portuguese is oeste
west in Portuguese is oeste, ocidental
west in Spanish is poniente, oeste
west in Spanish is oeste

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