Definitions for Western
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Western.
Western, horse operanoun
a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
western, western sandwichadjective
a sandwich made from a western omelet
relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts
"the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River
"a Western ranch"
lying toward or situated in the west
"our company's western office"
of wind; from the west
A film, or some other dramatic work, set in, the historic American West (west of the Mississippi river) typically focusing on a cowboys vs. Indians conflict (real or imaginary).
Of, facing, situated in, or related to the west
(of a wind) blowing from the west; westerly
A film, novel, or other work of a certain genre dealing with the American Old West.
Of, situated in, or related to the West
Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Being in the west, or toward the part where the sun sets.
Etymology: from west.
Now fair Phœbus ’gan decline in haste
His weary waggon to the western vale. Edmund Spenser.
The western part is a continued rock. Addison.
Western typically refers to the regions, culture, or characteristics associated with the western part of a specified area, country, or place. In a broader context, it often pertains to the Occidental cultures of Europe and the Americas, in contrast to the Orient or Eastern cultures. Western may also reference the genre of literature, film, or art focused on the Western United States particularly during its frontier period in the 19th century. The definition may vary based on the context in which it is being used.
of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean
moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze
The Western is a genre of various arts, such as film, television, radio, literature, painting and others. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. Some Westerns are set as early as the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. There are also a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings, such as Junior Bonner set in the 1970s and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada in the 21st century.
Relating to the direction west.
The western winds are moderate tonight.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Western is ranked #11395 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Western surname appeared 2,767 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Western.
82.4% or 2,282 total occurrences were White.
10.2% or 284 total occurrences were Black.
4.7% or 131 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #982
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2352
Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Adjectives Frequency: #120
The numerical value of Western in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Western in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Than Western civilization itself, it's rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That's all of Western civilization.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
If a western is a good western, it gives you a sense of that world and some of the qualities those men had; their comradeship, loyalty, and physical courage.
This is one of the problems in the Far East where these things don't have the same resonance as they do in the Western world, hitler is in restaurants, Hitler is in advertisements. Things that are unthinkable in the Western world.
I put emphasis on markets to the East not because we want to give up on other markets. But we definitely want to reduce our dependence on certain markets in western Europe, western Europe is undergoing a wave of Islamisation, of anti-Semitism, and of anti-Zionism. It is awash in such waves, and we want to ensure that for years to come the State of Israel will have diverse markets all over the world.
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Translations for Western
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- occidentalCatalan, Valencian
- westlich, Western, WestGerman
- western, occidentalSpanish
- غربی, وسترنPersian
- lännentarina, länsimainen, lännenfilmi, länsi, länkkäri, läntinenFinnish
- western, occidentalFrench
- iartharán, thiar, an iarthairIrish
- an iar, siarScottish Gaelic
- occidentale, westernItalian
- 西部劇, 西, ウェスタン, 西方Japanese
- កុនខោបោយ, ខាងលិចKhmer
- pikitia kaupoaiMāori
- westers, westelijkDutch
- vestlig, westernNorwegian
- zachodni, westernPolish
- faroeste, ocidentalPortuguese
- apusean, vestic, occidentalRomanian
- западный, вестернRussian
- западни, zapadniSerbo-Croatian
- vesüdik, vesüdänikVolapük
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