UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'west', 'West': /wɛst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/wɛst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(west)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
west /wɛst/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Geography, Nautical[uncountable] the point of the compass located 90° to the left of north.
  2. Geography the direction in which west lies:[uncountable]The wind is from the west.
  3. [proper noun;  usually: the West]
    • a region in the west of a country, esp. of the U.S.
    • the countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.

  1. Nauticallying toward or located in the west.
  2. coming from the west:a west wind.

  1. to, toward, or in the west:to head west.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
west  (west),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Geography, Nauticala cardinal point of the compass, 90° to the left when facing north, corresponding to the point where the sun is seen to set. Abbr.: W
  2. Geographythe direction in which this point lies.
  3. (usually cap.) a region or territory situated in this direction, esp. the western part of the U.S., as distinguished from the East:a vacation trip through the West.
  4. (cap.) the western part of the world, as distinguished from the East or Orient;
    the Occident.
  5. Government(cap.) the non-Communist countries of Western Europe and the Americas.

  1. Nauticaldirected or proceeding toward the west.
  2. coming from the west:a west wind.
  3. lying toward or situated in the west.
  4. [Eccles.]designating, lying toward, or in that part of a church opposite to and farthest from the altar.

  1. to, toward, or in the west:The car headed west.
  2. from the west:The wind blew west.
  3. go west, [Informal.]to die.
  • Old English
  • bef. 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, German west, Old Norse vestr; compare French ouest, Old French

West  (west),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. BiographicalBenjamin, 1738–1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763.
  2. BiographicalMae, 1892?–1980, U.S. actress.
  3. Biographical, Place NamesNathanael (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein), 1902?–40, U.S. novelist.
  4. Biographical, Place NamesPaul, born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England.
  5. BiographicalDame Rebecca (Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews), 1892–1983, English novelist, journalist, and critic, born in Ireland.

  • western.
  • Also,  west. 
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    west /wɛst/ n
    1. the direction along a parallel towards the sunset, at 270° clockwise from north
    2. the west ⇒ (often capital) any area lying in or towards the west
      Related adjective(s): Hesperian, Occidental
    3. (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass
    1. situated in, moving towards, or facing the west
    2. (esp of the wind) from the west
    1. in, to, or towards the west
    2. go westinformal to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
    3. to die
    Etymology: Old English; related to Old Norse vestr, Sanskrit avástāt, Latin vesper evening, Greek hésperos
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    West /wɛst/ n the West
    1. the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident
    2. (formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the East
      Compare East
    3. (in the US) that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
    4. (in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire
    1. of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
    ˈWest /wɛst/ n
    1. Benjamin. 1738–1820, US painter, in England from 1763
    2. Kanye, born 1977, US rap singer and producer; his albums include The College Dropout (2004) and Graduation (2007)
    3. Mae. 1892–1980, US film actress
    4. Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903–40, US novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)
    5. Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892–1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic
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