west

Definitions

  • Part of the Modern Village Of Karnak, to The West Of the Temple of ApÎt
    Part of the Modern Village Of Karnak, to The West Of the Temple of ApÎt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj west situated in or facing or moving toward the west
    • adv west to, toward, or in the west "we moved west to Arizona","situated west of Boston"
    • n west a location in the western part of a country, region, or city
    • n West the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    • n West the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
    • n West English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
    • n West United States film actress (1892-1980)
    • n West British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
    • n west the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    • n west the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade
NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE
East o' the Sun & West o' the Moon East o' the Sun & West o' the Moon
LEON. The West Porch of the Cathedral LEON. The West Porch of the Cathedral
BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...
WILD TURKEY IN WEST VIRGINIA WILD TURKEY IN WEST VIRGINIA
West Gate, Canterbury West Gate, Canterbury
WILD WEST KENSINGTON WILD WEST KENSINGTON

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
    • West A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.
    • West (Eccl) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir.
    • West Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article.
    • West Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west. "This shall be your west border."
    • West The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east. "And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath."
    • West The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident.
    • West To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. "The hot sun gan to west ."
    • West To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.
    • adv West Westward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • n west One of the four cardinal points of the compass, opposite to the east, and lying on the left hand when one faces the north; the point in the heavens where the sun sets at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; more generally, the place of sunset. Abbreviated W.
    • n west The quarter or direction toward the mean point of sunset; the tendency or trend directly away from the east; the western part or side: with to, at, or on: as, that place lies to the west of this; to travel to the west; at or on the west were high mountains; Europe is bounded on the west by the Atlantic.
    • n west The western part or division of a region mentioned or understood: as, the west of Europe or of England; the Canadian west; he lives in the west (of a town, county, etc.). Specifically— [capitalized] The western part of the world, as distinguished from the East or Orient; the Occident, either as restricted to the greater part of Europe or as including also the western hemisphere, or America. See Occident, 2.
    • n west Eccles.:
    • n west The point of the compass toward which one is turned when looking from the altar or high altar toward the further end of the nave or the usual position of the main entrance of a church. See east, n., 1.
    • n west In church hist., the church in the Western Empire and countries adjacent, especially on the north; the Western Church
    • west Situated in, on, or to the west; being or lying westward with reference to something else; western: as, the West Indies; West Virginia; the west bank or the west fork of a river; west longitude.
    • west Coming or moving from the west or western region: as, a west wind.
    • west Eccles., situated in, or in the direction of, that part of a church which is furthest from the altar or high altar; opposite the ecclesiastical east
    • west To or toward the west; westward or westerly; specifically (ecclesiastical), toward or in the direction of that part of a church which is furthest from the altar or high altar.
    • west To move toward the west; turn or veer to the west.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
    • n West west the quarter where the sun sets: one of the four chief points of the compass: the direction faced when one stands with his back to the high altar of a church: the countries to the west of Europe
    • adj West situated towards or coming from the west: opposite the high altar of a church
    • adv West towards the west
    • v.i West (Spens.) to move towards the west
    • n West an inhabitant of a western region or country
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Quotations

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    “One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.”
  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    “Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.”
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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    “For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.”
  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.”

Idioms

Go west - If something goes west, it goes wrong. If someone goes west, they die.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper, evening, Gr. . . Cf. Vesper Visigoth

Usage

In literature:

The wind had now gone from west to north and north-west.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
At eleven o'clock we changed the course of the Sylvania to south-west half-west, which brought the gale nearly on the beam.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
This is no West; Milwaukee ain't West by a jugful.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
I have neglected to introduce this pretty Mozart of the West.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
But this I suppose we may call the actual party that found our Great West for us.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
At the west end there is an inner library, occupying the angle between the south and west sides of the quadrangle.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
It was about as accurate as a New Yorker's of the West.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The Surrey hills are to the south and west; farthest on the horizon is the faint blue of the Sussex downs.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Queen's Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Mrs. West, the mother of Ben West, had breakfast ready just as her husband came in from doing the chores about the barn.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
The fact that my father's people lived to the west and in a town helped to emphasize the divergence.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
That portion of the state lying north west of the Blue ridge, and extending to the lakes was possessed by the Massawomees.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
While French infantry cleared the environs of Germans, their artillery bombarded the fort from the west bank.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
West-northwest of Tarnopol there was bitter fighting.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Jamaica belongs to the West Indies, and the West Indies are a collective entity.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
He was buried the same day at St Dunstan's-in-the-West, Fleet Street.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
And Dorothy West went out to interview the guardian of No.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
Light surface winds from south-west to west are not often storm-winds, and are usually those which the trade near the earth draws after it.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
On the West End he is just plain Bucks; but Bucks on the West End means a whole lot.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
The town was rebuilt two years later by Alonzo Mercado de Villacorta, five miles west of the old site.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
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In poetry:

Yet over him, merrily,
The winds blow East, blow West;
The gulls about him fly,
The fog-king wreaths his crest.
"Alcatraz" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
“My eyes are not as woman's eyes,
They hope not east or west:
Dull Famine my bed-mate is,
And Loneliness my guest.
"The Loving Tree" by John Shaw Neilson
He rode afar into the west;
And when he came again,
"I fear," he said, "my own beloved,
My stay hath caused thee pain."
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
And he rode east, and he rode west,
And did of all inquyre,
What thing it is all women crave,
And what they most desyre.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Evening sunshine's whiling,
Oh, thou art the wise man's rest;—
Farther on! Then from the west
Greet my window smiling!
"A Sigh" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
For your King shall come again,
And he shall dwell amoung you
All the days of your life.
"Sing All Ye People!" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

A Palm Beach County judge denies an injunction sought by Allen West to secure the ballots in the contentious congressional election between West and Patrick Murphy.
West Irondequoit TA's Jean MacKenzie leads a seminar for new teachers at the West Irondequoit Teaching Learning Center.
Linda McSpadden demands that US Rep Allen West, R-Fla. Stop his battle for his congressional seat, Florida's 18th District, outside the Palm Beach Circuit Court House in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He had plenty of choices, but in the end, Bloomfield High 's 6-6, 315-pound junior offensive tackle Marcell Lazard committed to West Virginia, according to MetroNews Sports of West Virginia.
KHeadquartered in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Abraham Linc currently distributes EarthWerks in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Western portion of Virginia.
Flora Belle Key of West Seattle celebrated her 80th birthday Friday night, Oct 6, at the Duwamish Longhouse, also in West Seattle.
In week seven of Operation Football coverage on WISN 12, undefeated Wisconsin Lutheran took on West Bend West.
Approximately 75 miles west of Denver, I-70 West, exit 205, south 5 miles on US Hwy 6.
West Michigan Whitecaps' OF Steven Moya (photo courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps).
LouCille, 90, of West St Paul, formerly of Rush City, died Dec 28, 2010 at the Southview Acres Health Care Center in West St Paul.
PARKERSBURG (AP) — West Virginia University at Parkersburg 's campus will be the site of a new West Virginia National Guard armed forces readiness center.
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)-- A cat fight of sorts is going on in West Columbia about a proposal aimed at cutting down the number of feral cats in the city.
What led the West to be so influential, and how long can the West sustain its power.
Rebels arrange NICL West clash with West Marshall.
The northbound lane of State Street is closed between West Fourth and West Fifth streets for emergency sewer repair.
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In science:

West, “Covariant field equations of the M-theory fivebrane,” Phys.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
West, Extremal correlators in four-dimensional SCFT, Phys.
Aspects of the D=6, (2,0) Tensor Multiplet
West, ”Introduction to Supersymmetry and Supergravity”, World Scientific, 1986.
The solution to Slavnov--Taylor identities in a general four dimensional supersymmetric theory
X-ray knot in the west ring (position angle ∼ 270◦).
Monitoring the Evolution of the X-ray Remnant of SN 1987A
West, ” The Yukawa β -function in N=1 rigid supersymmetric theories”, Phys.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
West, Introduction to Supersymmetry and Supergravity, WS 1986.
String Theory or Field Theory?
West, “The one loop effective super-potential and nonholomorphicity,” Phys.
Low-energy dynamics in N = 2 super QED: Two-loop approximation
West undertook a systematic study of permutations that avoid one pattern of length three and another of length four.
Finitely labeled generating trees and restricted permutations
West, ”Canonical and noncanonical equilibrium distribution, Phys.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
West, ”Dynamical approach to L´evy processes”, Phys.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The central emission extends to the west, approximately along the direction of the ma jor axis (indicated by two black lines).
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
An emission peak with the expected systemic velocity is observed throughout much of the ejecta to the west and northwest of the star.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
West, “Minimal auxiliary fields for supergravity,” Phys.
On the component structure of N = 1 supersymmetric nonlinear electrodynamics
West, “An alternative minimal off-shell version of N=1 supergravity,” Phys.
On the component structure of N = 1 supersymmetric nonlinear electrodynamics
The brighter clump to the west hosts the G19.61–0.23 complex. A total flux density (Sν ) of 19.4 Jy is obtained by integrating the emission inside the 3σ contour level.
Relative Evolutionary Time Scale of Hot Molecular Cores with Respect to Ultra Compact HII Regions
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