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westering

[wes-ter-ing] /ˈwɛs tər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
moving or shifting toward the west:
the westering sun; a westering wind.
Origin of westering
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at wester2, -ing2

wester2

[wes-ter] /ˈwɛs tər/
verb (used without object)
1.
(of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
2.
to shift or veer toward the west.
Origin
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at west, -er6
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Examples from the Web for westering
Historical Examples
  • The westering sun was drooping heavily toward its fiery couch.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • She stood just where the westering sun touched her with a golden glow.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • "Let us go back," said Margaret, at length, for the sun was westering.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • Later I and my friends are going flying in the light of the westering sun.

  • The westering sun surprised them with the lateness of the hour.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • Curry took a look at the sky, the mountains, and the westering sun.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • How beautiful it seemed in the rosy glow from the westering sun.

    The Viking Blood

    Frederick William Wallace
  • Now and then Roberts would glance around at the westering sun.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • He scrambled up and turned his face towards the westering sun.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • The lattice-work of vines shut off the rays of the westering sun.

British Dictionary definitions for westering

westering

/ˈwɛstərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(poetic) moving towards the west: the westering star

wester

/ˈwɛstə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west
noun
2.
a strong wind or storm from the west
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