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  1. western world(Noun)

    The Americas.

  2. western world(Noun)

    All of the countries of the world other than those in Asia taken as a whole.


  1. Western world

    The Western world, also known as the West and the Occident, is a term referring to different nations depending on the context. There is no agreed upon definition about what all these nations have in common. The concept of the Western part of the earth has its roots in Greco-Roman civilization in Europe, with the advent of Christianity. In the modern era, the Western culture has been heavily influenced by the traditions of Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and shaped by the expansive colonialism of the 15th-20th centuries. Its political usage was temporarily changed by an internal antagonism during the Cold War in the mid-to-late 20th Century. The term originally had a literal geographic meaning, contrasting Europe with the linked cultures and civilizations of the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and remote Far East, which used to be seen as the East by early-modern Europeans, but today this has little geographic relevance, since the United States and Canada are in the Americas, Russia expands to Northern Asia and Australia and New Zealand are part of Oceania.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Western World

    A historical and cultural entity dispersed across the wide geographical area of Europe, as opposed to the East, Asia, and Africa. The term was used by scholars through the late medieval period. Thereafter, with the impact of colonialism and the transmission of cultures, Western World was sometimes expanded to include the Americas. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of western world in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of western world in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. From the 1985 movie "Bliss":

    The entire economy of the Western world is built on things that cause cancer.

  2. Thomas Sowell:

    Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.

  3. Yonah Freemark:

    The biggest issues that will have to be confronted is that no high-speed rail system in the Western world has been built without significant government subsidies.

  4. Gore Vidal:

    The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity -- much less dissent.

  5. Freshman Lee Zeldin:

    I strongly believe we were reminded in Paris that these radical Islamic extremists, they want to wipe Israel off the map, they target not only Jews but our freedom our exceptionalism as Americans -- the whole western world.

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