What does western mean?

Definitions for western
ˈwɛs tərnwest·ern

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

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.

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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  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. Mike Pompeo:

    I have great confidence that the Russians will try and undermine western democracy in 2017, 2018, 2019 and for an awfully long time, it is our responsibility as leaders of United States government to do all that we can to deter United States from interfering with us, not only in our elections, but more broadly as well.

  2. James Stewart:

    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.

  3. Ben Nimmo:

    This operation was trying to provoke divisions between Western countries, it faked everything, from the documents it based its stories on, up to the accounts that boosted them.

  4. United States:

    Ironically, Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.

  5. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    Refugees need to be treated in a humane manner along the length of the Western Balkans route to avoid a humanitarian tragedy in Europe.

Images & Illustrations of western

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