What does Western mean?

Definitions for Western
ˈwɛs tərnWestern

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Western.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Western, horse opera(noun)

    a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development

  2. western, western sandwich(adj)

    a sandwich made from a western omelet

  3. western(adj)

    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"

  4. western(adj)

    of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River

    "a Western ranch"

  5. western(adj)

    lying toward or situated in the west

    "our company's western office"

  6. westerly, western(adj)

    of wind; from the west

Wiktionary

  1. western(Noun)

    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).

  2. western(Adjective)

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the west

  3. western(Adjective)

    (of a wind) blowing from the west; westerly

  4. western(Adjective)

    occidental

  5. Western(Noun)

    A film, novel, or other work of a certain genre dealing with the American Old West.

  6. Western(Adjective)

    Of, situated in, or related to the West

  7. Western(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Western(adj)

    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

  2. Western(adj)

    moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze

Freebase

  1. Western

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. western

    Relating to the direction west.

    The western winds are moderate tonight.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #982

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2352

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Adjectives Frequency: #120

How to pronounce Western?

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How to say Western in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Western in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Western in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Western in a Sentence

  1. James Lewis:

    China depends on Western technology and as licit avenues are closed, they turn to espionage to get access.

  2. Jeremy Nicholson:

    The implications is that ... this is related to their Western diet.

  3. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    As long as Obama's deputy Joe Biden goes around Europe recommending continued sanctions against us without taking into account how Kiev is behaving under Western pressure, we will not be able to reach any understanding.

  4. National Hurricane Center:

    Hurricane conditions will continue over portions of the far western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio through this evening. Tropical storm conditions are expected across the remainder of the warning areas in Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula through tonight, michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days.

  5. Valeria Bordone:

    The intermediate model is represented by most of the western European countries and the Czech Republic, where grandparents are strongly involved in child care but with a lower frequency than in the Mediterranean model and higher than in the Scandinavian countries, in these countries, characterized by levels of policy support that are in between the other two models, grandparental child care is complementary to public policies rather than substituting them.

Images & Illustrations of Western

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