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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

There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
Andre Malraux

Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music.
John Lithgow

Being raised as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The Mormons, I became an Eagle scout, and after graduating high school, I went on a full-time church mission to the West Indies for 2 years.
Shay Carl

In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
Tadao Ando

Avoiding maturity is, for many men, not just a cute hobby, but a life's work - often handsomely rewarded in the infantile popular culture of the West.
Michael Leunig
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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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