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 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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Red Cross:

    Trees have been uprooted; there is no foliage and no corrugated iron structures standing on the western side of Tanna, schools and concrete homes across Tanna are destroyed. Shelter, along with water and food remain a top priority, and we are working on getting help here as quickly as possible.

  2. William Butler Yeats:

    You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.

  3. Thomas Sowell:

    Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.

  4. David Nabarro:

    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.

  5. Jeh Johnson:

    We have no specific, credible intelligence of an attack of the kind in Paris last week being planned by terrorist organizations in this country, but, the reasons for these measures should be self-evident to the public : the recent attacks in Paris, Ottawa, Sydney, and elsewhere, along with the recent public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on Western objectives, including aircraft, military personnel, and government installations and civilian personnel.

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