Western, horse opera(noun)
a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
western, western sandwich(adj)
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.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'Western' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #982
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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
Examples of Western in a Sentence
What has also been notable is the hypocrisy of some Western governments - the United States and United Kingdom most prominently - which have called for a stop to the violence, as if they have had nothing to do with it, but, looking back at the whole protest saga, they have been deeply involved in fuelling it since its inception.
We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the interior of Guinea. We can't rest, we still have to push on.
There is no future for Jews in western Europe.
Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in Iraq, or Libya, where there was a tribal structure, we cannot advance without taking these cultures into account.
It tells us a lot about the world we live in today to understand the long history of exchange and interaction on a global scale, it also helps people think about the history of Africa before western involvement in things like the Atlantic slave trade.
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- occidentalCatalan, Valencian
- West, westlich, WesternGerman
- occidental, westernSpanish
- غربی, وسترنPersian
- läntinen, länsi, lännenfilmi, länkkäri, lännentarina, länsimainenFinnish
- occidental, westernFrench
- iartharán, an iarthair, thiarIrish
- an iar, siarScottish Gaelic
- western, occidentaleItalian
- ウェスタン, 西方, 西, 西部劇Japanese
- កុនខោបោយ, ខាងលិចKhmer
- pikitia kaupoaiMāori
- westers, westelijkDutch
- vestlig, westernNorwegian
- zachodni, westernPolish
- ocidental, faroestePortuguese
- apusean, vestic, occidentalRomanian
- западный, вестернRussian
- западни, zapadniSerbo-Croatian
- vesüdik, vesüdänikVolapük
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