What does Western mean?

Definitions for Western
ˈwɛs tərnWestern

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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. Robert Schaefer:

    This is a huge celebration of Western democracy winning.

  2. Hannington Alatoa:

    No trees, no foliage, no iron structures standing on the western part of Tanna, trees blocked the roads.... People are in great need of water.

  3. Kitty McKinsey:

    A lot of people want to go to join their families in Western Europe, but a lot of people would stay in Hungary if there were better prospects to integrate .... if they could get jobs.

  4. Wyndham Lewis:

    In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of freedom, like a bastard brother of reform.

  5. Sebastian Strangio:

    For three decades he has outmaneuvered political opponents and international critics, while playing off the country's Western aid donors against a rising China, his long career has been marked by his incredible ideological flexibility an uncanny ability to twist and bend with the political wind.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. gauge
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