[ wes-ter ]
/ ˈwɛs tər /

verb (used without object)

(of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
to shift or veer toward the west.

Origin of wester

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at west, -er6
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Examples from the Web for westered

  • This conviction Browning had, and so his grief was rather that of one whose joy has westered earlier.

British Dictionary definitions for westered

/ (ˈwɛstə) /


(intr) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west


a strong wind or storm from the west
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