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?

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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. Andrew Bolton:

    Films are frequently the first events in which Western designers encountered Chinese imagery, the exhibition explores the impact of movies in shaping their fantasies.

  2. Trevor Sikorski:

    Ukraine wants to have 19 bcm in storage by the end of the summer but it doesn't have the money to buy that gas. The probable outcome is it will have around 14 bcm. They could probably get through most winters with that amount but if it is cold they will struggle and look for gas from western Europe, we forecast the seasonal ramp in prices could go as high as 53 pence/therm (peak winter weather prices).

  3. Ciwan Ibrahim:

    Some Western states provided support and teams to provide training in Rojava.

  4. Veryan Khan:

    Add to this the measures France has taken to protect itself against the insider threat it faces, including banning the niqab (veil or mask), plus the usual complaints that Western religious freedom actually oppresses Muslims by exposing them to what they find morally reprehensible, and there you get the reason for their repeated, triumphal rejection of France.

  5. Elisabeth Hildebrand:

    Today, Lake Turkana gets about 90 % of its water from the SW Ethiopian highlands via the Omo River, and the remaining 10 % from the western Kenyan highlands via the Turkwel and Kerio Rivers. During times past, rainfall in all these areas fluctuated, and Lake Turkana expanded and contracted as weather systems changed.

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