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western

[ wes-tern ]
/ ˈwɛs tərn /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of western

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

OTHER WORDS FROM western

anti-Western, adjectivenon·west·ern, adjective, nounpro-Western, adjectiveun·west·ern, adjective
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How to use western in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for western (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for western (2 of 2)

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
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