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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

From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies of systematically taking over whatever it wants in the West Bank, maintaining the brutal siege on Gaza, separating Gaza from the West Bank and, of course, occupying the Syrian Golan heights, all with full U.S. support.
Noam Chomsky

I went to Iraq because I wanted to see what one year of occupation had done to Iraqi society, and I went to the West Bank and Gaza Strip because I wanted to see what three generations of occupation had done to Palestinian society. I found a lot more hopelessness and despair in Palestine.
Michael Franti

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

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

Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?
Paul Walker
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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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