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verb (used without object)
  1. (of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
  2. to shift or veer toward the west.
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Origin of wester2

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at west, -er6
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Historical Examples

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

    Life of Robert Browning

    William Sharp

British Dictionary definitions for westered


  1. (intr) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west
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  1. a strong wind or storm from the west
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