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.

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. Keir Giles:

    It's going to be painful to deliberate, unless it becomes possible for Western aid, both military and humanitarian, to be absorbed in Ukraine at sufficient rates that they can genuinely turn the tide against the Russian advancement, if it's a question of who can pour in the greater resources and take the greater pain in order to prevail, Russia has a track record for inflicting substantial economic damage on itself and suffering on its own population, in order to prosecute wars.

  2. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill:

    The idea of absolutely prioritizing the value of free choice and of rejecting the priority of moral norms has become a slowly exploding bomb for Western civilization, if we could just cut in half the number of abortions, there would be steady and powerful demographic growth.

  3. Walter Lippmann:

    If the estimate of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is correct, then Russia has lost the cold war in western Europe.

  4. Dixon Chibanda:

    Initially, I thought : how could this possibly work, with these grandmothers ? they are not educated. I was thinking, in a very Western, biomedical kind of sense : you need psychologists, you need psychiatrists.

  5. Robert Thompson:

    In many ways, the Mafia took over from the Western as the great American epic, it's about the settling of the urban frontier as opposed to the geographical frontier, and it's also a great immigration story.

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