western

[ wes-tern ]
/ ˈwɛs tərn /
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adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. westering,
  2. westerlies,
  3. westerly,
  4. westermarck,
  5. westermarck, edward alexander,
  6. western alienation,
  7. western australia,
  8. western blot,
  9. western blot analysis,
  10. western blot test

Origin of western

before 1050; 1905–10 for def 8; Middle English, Old English westerne, equivalent to west west + -erne -ern

Related formsan·ti-West·ern, adjectivenon·west·ern, adjective, nounpro-West·ern, adjectiveun·west·ern, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pro-western

Western

/ (ˈwɛstən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the West as opposed to the Orient
(formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Americas and the parts of Europe not under Communist rule
of, relating to, or characteristic of the western states of the US

noun

a film, book, etc, concerned with life in the western states of the US, esp during the era of exploration and early development

western

/ (ˈwɛstən) /

adjective

situated in or towards or facing the west
going or directed to or towards the west
(of a wind, etc) coming or originating from the west
native to, inhabiting, or growing in the west
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Word Origin and History for pro-western

western

adj.

"toward or of the west," Old English westerne (see west) + -erne, suffix denoting direction. The noun meaning "book or movie about the Old West" is first attested 1909.

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