westering

[ wes-ter-ing ]
/ ˈwɛs tər ɪŋ /

adjective

moving or shifting toward the west: the westering sun; a westering wind.

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Origin of westering

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at wester2, -ing2

Definition for westering (2 of 2)

wester2
[ 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

2
Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at west, -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for westering (1 of 2)

westering
/ (ˈwɛstərɪŋ) /

adjective

poetic moving towards the westthe westering star

British Dictionary definitions for westering (2 of 2)

wester
/ (ˈwɛstə) /

verb

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

noun

a strong wind or storm from the west
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