What does Western mean?

Definitions for Western
ˈwɛs tərnWest·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Western, horse operanoun

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

  2. western, western sandwichadjective

    a sandwich made from a western omelet

  3. westernadjective

    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. westernadjective

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

    "a Western ranch"

  5. westernadjective

    lying toward or situated in the west

    "our company's western office"

  6. westerly, westernadjective

    of wind; from the west

Wiktionary

  1. westernnoun

    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. westernadjective

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

  3. westernadjective

    (of a wind) blowing from the west; westerly

  4. westernadjective

    occidental

  5. Westernnoun

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

  6. Westernadjective

    Of, situated in, or related to the West

  7. Westernadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Westernadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Westernadjective

    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. Westernadjective

    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  

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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

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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. Rebekah Koffler:

    Putin’s logic is not American or Western, russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin actions reflect Russian cultural norms and standards of behavior, Rebekah Koffler explained.

  2. Yuriy Ignat:

    Russia is fighting with modern weapons -- missiles, hypersonic missiles. Therefore, we need Western weapons that are technologically as good as Russian ones. I am talking about NATO Integrated Air Defense System, F-15 Eagle or F-16 Fighting Falcon. They may be not used or decommissioned -- but they could serve the Ukrainian army, with these weapons, we could confront the enemy on our own, we could close the sky.

  3. Harry Harris:

    We could consider putting another (attack) submarine out there, we could put additional destroyers forward ...there are a lot of things we could do, short of putting a full carrier strike group in the Western Pacific.

  4. Joseph Fallon:

    Here, it can jeopardize western interests through guerrilla warfare sabotaging Libya’s oil facilities and ports and through calculated use of terror to unleash a mass migration of people to destabilize neighboring countries and Europe.

  5. Azra Naseem:

    Rich Western Europeans, towards whom most of the Maldives’ tourism is geared, would not want to book expensive holidays in a country known for the production of jihad, if the tourism industry is damaged, the minuscule percentage of rich Maldivians who control it would suffer, and many of them bankroll the government. So the current regimen downplays the number of jihadists, pretends it is a problem that does not exist and labels anyone who speaks about it a traitor.

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