Origin of west
Examples from the Web for west
Contemporary Examples of west
There is, however, a separate wing of AQAP designed to inspire their followers to conduct attacks against the West.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
The need for an Ebola vaccine in West Africa has never been greater.
I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
A gifted marketer, he sent samples of the hat to merchandisers all over the West, asking for a minimum order of a dozen.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
Historical Examples of west
The West and the East were met in conflict,—the old and the new, the stale and the fresh.
If the West stopped producin' men fur you, you'd be as bad off as if it stopped producin' food.
The ball of red fire in the west was half below the rim of the distant peak.
He said, 'We make precedents in the West when we can't find one to suit us.'
That's where our big West is, over that way—isn't it fresh and green and beautiful?
- to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
- to die
Word Origin for west
noun the West
- that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
- (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies
- of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
- (as part of a name)the West Coast
Old English west "in or toward the west," from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper "evening, west"), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- "to go down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "downward"), and thus literally "direction in which the sun sets." Cf. also High German dialectal abend "west," literally "evening."
French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.
see go west.