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


[wes-ter] /ˈwɛs tər/
verb (used without object)
(of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
to shift or veer toward the west.
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at west, -er6 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The westering sun surprised them with the lateness of the hour.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • Later I and my friends are going flying in the light of the westering sun.

  • The sun swung on its westering way till it flashed through the open doorway, full upon the yellow-burdened scales.

  • He scrambled up and turned his face towards the westering sun.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • As the westering sun sank out of sight beyond the mountains these sounds of bird-life gradually died away.

  • When he woke, the grass was smelling fresh in the shadows, and the sun was westering.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • More searchings followed without results, until the sun was westering well down the sky.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • A light shone in her face which did not come from the westering sun.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • The slanting rays of a westering 303 sun lie across the floor of the main veranda.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Look, the sun is westering fast, this night you must stop with me.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for westering


(poetic) moving towards the west: the westering star


(intransitive) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west
a strong wind or storm from the west
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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