western

Definitions

  • Antelopes of the western plains
    Antelopes of the western plains
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj western lying toward or situated in the west "our company's western office"
    • adj western of wind; from the west
    • adj western 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"
    • adj western of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River "a Western ranch"
    • n Western a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    • n western a sandwich made from a western omelet
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Western brown eft The Western brown eft
Western chipping sparrow Western chipping sparrow
Western robin Western robin

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
    • Western Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze.
    • Western 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. "Far o'er the glowing western main."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
    • western Of or pertaining to the west, or the quarter or region of sunset; being or lying on or in the direction of the west; occidental: as, the western horizon; the western part or boundary of a country.
    • western Tending or directed toward the west; extending or pursued westward: as, a western course; a western voyage.
    • western Belonging to or characteristic of some locality in the west, or some region specifically called the West (in the latter case often capitalized): as, western people or dialects (as in England); a Western city or railroad, or Western enterprise (as in the United States); the Western Empire.
    • western Declining in the west, as the setting sun; hence, figuratively, passing toward the end; waning.
    • western Coming from the west: as, a western wind.
    • n western An inhabitant of a western region, or of the West or Occident; specifically, a member of a Western race as distinguished from the Eastern races.
    • n western A member of the Latin or Western Church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the last three centuries, 90% of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.
    • adj Western situated in the west: belonging to the west: moving towards, or coming from, the west
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Quotations

  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of freedom, like a bastard brother of reform.”
  • John Spong
    John Spong
    “The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel%20Goldwyn
    “Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.”
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn%20Rand
    “Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm%20Muggeridge
    “One of the stupidest theories of Western life.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. west (Fr. ouest, Ice. vestr); prob. conn. with Ice. vist, abode, L. vesper, Gr. hespera.

Usage

In literature:

One of the most important of Western trees.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The Chinese are not only Western; among the Western they are English.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Iron and salt, are made in great quantities in Western Pennsylvania, and Western Virginia.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
It has been judged by western standards and criticised because it has not squared with western ideals.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Demand of the army for kite balloons on the western front.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Now she was across the room to the western door before a man had moved.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
The building is, in fact, a domed cross church with no gallery in the western arm.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Such was really the situation of those who made the first establishments in North Western Virginia.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
It was the warships of the western world that forced the Japanese to open their door to the foreigner.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The invasions of the Hun shook to its centre the western empire.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Four turnpike roads from the four great Atlantic rivers across the mountains to the four corresponding Western rivers.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
The first anniversary of the war on the western front fell on August 2, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
John of Salisbury was bishop in the next century, and under him were built the lower stages of the western facade and towers.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
He is a Westerner of the Westerners, and an individuality even among them.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
The capitals here figured, are taken from three arches that formed the western front.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
It is a Western apple.
"The Apple" by Various
He stomped now into the western style hotel.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
No other recognized branch of this house, once so widely spread in the western counties, is now among the landed houses of England.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Took a deep interest in Western exploration, and was a firm friend of La Verendrye.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
There are short canals in the western lowlands.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In poetry:

"My mother was a westerne woman,
And learned in gramarye,
And when I learned at the schole,
Something shee taught itt me.
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
No prophet cleaves our western sky
On wheels of whirling fire;
No shepherds hear the song on high
Of heaven's angelic choir.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A lovely river, all alone,
She lingers in the hills and holds
A hundred little towns of stone,
Forgotten in the western wolds.
"From: Dedicatory Ode" by Hilaire Belloc
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
"Elbereth" by J R R Tolkien
"The western ocean roll'd in vain
Its parting waves between,
My EDWARD brav'd the dang'rous main,
And bless'd our native scene.
"An American Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
And now the friendly rays return
From lights that glow afar,
Those clustered lamps of Heaven that burn
Around the Western Star.
"America To Russia" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Since coming to the Western Slope, Aman has covered various sporting events around the state including the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Mesa University and local high school events.
The art of Peter Bowden My photographs are on display at the Hewitt's on Western Ave Drop by for a look.
Human trafficking has ambiguous presence in western Missouri.
Sea ice in the Western Arctic on 03 October 2012.
Sea ice extent in the western Arctic as of 20 October 2012.
Syrians are flocking to the Turkish city of Gaziantep for its Western goods, including at the Sanko Park mall.
A guard with an armored car company in western North Carolina has been charged with embezzlement.
LeadingAge New York is hosting a campaign event for State Sen Patty Ritchie and Assemblywoman Addie Russell at 11 am Friday, Oct 5 at the Best Western, 90 E Main St.
Western astrologers don't work with stars or constellations.
Tod Hackett at the Best Western on Sunset.
If there is one last great culinary mountaintop most of us Westerners have yet dared to climb, it's the fermented delicacy known as stinky tofu.
Republicans in the 25th District were backed by a slew of supporters Tuesday night as preliminary numbers began coming in on the 2012 election results at the Best Western on South Hill.
24940 Sperry Dr Westlake, OH 44145 Western Suburbs 440-808-8300.
The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques (Penguin, 2009): The title says it all.
Boys Class A Western Maine Final in Portland.
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In science:

Those in the western side are shown in the bottom row.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
The spectra of the central and western components are shown in Fig. 9 and of the eastern components in Fig. 10.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The central and western optical spectra have good S/N for a wide range of emission lines.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
Fig. 9.— Spectra of the central (a + b) and western (c) components.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
We have applied this same spectral decomposition procedure to the spectra of the western component W (c in Fig. 4) and of the arc (d).
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The western Hi peak coincides with a blue ob ject.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
For the “western arc” we found an expansion age of only slightly more than 200 years.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Ph.D. thesis, The University of Western Ontario.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
Even more interestingly, kinematic analysis from five different epochs (Fig. 2) yield an apparent contraction in this source (radial motion towards the core at ∼ 0.3c), as well as western motion (at ∼ 0.2c).
Identifying Compact Symmetric Objects from the VLBA Imaging and Polarization Survey
The western component is very bright in the UV and optical, while the eastern one is very bright in the infrared.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
For example, I can highly recommend a recent book (Morris 2010) that discusses possible theories for the current western lead in technological innovation.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
EMU (Evolutionary Map of the Universe, Norris et al. 2011) is an all-sky continuum survey planned for the new Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) (Johnston et al. 2008) telescope under co nstruction on the Australian candidate SKA site in Western Australia.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
An application of these techniques to random walk in random environment was done somewhat independently in the Western school by Varadhan, Papanicolaou and coauthors and in the Russian school by Kozlov.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
Figure 1 illustrates that MT734 lies along the western boundary of the Association in an area apparently devoid of Hα and PAH emission, although it is surrounded by molecular clouds.
A Fresh Catch of Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
Conversely, I’m Director of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA 1 ), which is a substantial technology and science precursor for the low frequency SKA [Dewdney et al. 2010, Carilli & Rawlings 2004] being built in Western Australia [Tingay et al. 2012, Lonsdale et al. 2009].
Are the modern computer simulations a substitute for physical models? The SKA case
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