• Antelopes of the western plains
    Antelopes of the western plains
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n westerner an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.
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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
    • n Westerner A native or inhabitant of the west.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world
    • n westerner A person belonging to the west, or to a western region; specifically , an inhabitant of the western part of the United States.
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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.
    • ns Westerner a person belonging to the west
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  • Wyndham Lewis
    “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
    “Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “One of the stupidest theories of Western life.”


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


In literature:

"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
They became, to use their phrases, "the men of the Western waters," the heirs of the "Western world.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
No man of these parts ever ventures across the western Sierras.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Western South America, ruled by viceroys for nearly three centuries, brought to Spain its greatest wealth.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The road led north between the east bank of the river and the western base of the Blue Ridge.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Two true jays, however, are common in the Western Himalayas.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Imbert Miller was a young native westerner whose family had been ranchers out there for a good many years.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
When it passes the western extremity of the Salt Range the river spreads out into a wide lake-like expanse of waters.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
He had never seen anything like that either on the Pacific slope or in Western Canada.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Rare summer resident; western species, coming east to western edge of plains.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
You're not a Western man.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
These proclamations were inserted in the Western Sun, at Vincennes, on more than one occasion, but they were unavailing.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Yet these types of civilization are far different from that of Western nations.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
That question to a Westerner is a joke.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
Upon attaining at length the western extremity of the town, we got clear of the filth indeed, but found ourselves involved in another evil.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
We must see to this, Mr Western.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
So curiously does Sydenham and Western Rajputana meet.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
This assembly elaborated 102 canons, which did not become part of the Western law till much later, on the initiative of Pope John VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
By its railway connexions Cape Town affords the quickest means of reaching, from western Europe, every other town in South Africa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
By a bend in the road we are driving east with the western sun setting behind us.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding

In poetry:

The Lord, the Judge, before his throne
Bids the whole earth draw nigh,
The nations near the rising sun,
And near the western sky.
"Psalm 50 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Snow-white! Snow-white! O lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Sea!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!
"Elbereth" by J R R Tolkien
Far away in Western ether
Day and Night at length have met,
Like old friends that come together,
And their eyes with tears are wet.
"Evening" by Walter Richard Cassels
The splendor of the western skies
Lay in a halo on her hair.
I gazed with worship in her eyes,
And deemed her true and knew her fair.
"Long Ago" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And since the light must fail me soon
(But faster, faster, Western train!)
Proud meadows of the afternoon,
I have remembered you again.
"A Western Voyage" by James Elroy Flecker
For are they not between us saved,
The words my darling used to say,
What time the western waters laved
The forehead of the fainting day?
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Farmingdale-based Alcott HR Group has relocated and expanded its western New York office from Buffalo to nearby Williamsville.
There is more than meets the eye here in the western Aleutians .
But he does have respite in New York City and is a bridge between Westernized countries and China.
Western diplomats see danger in Mali.
Tropical storm flooded western Catonsville.
THE magic of Tanglewood, the summer festival in western Massachusetts, has many parts.
It had a different feel when touring heavily in Western North Carolina, Tennessee and Upstate South Carolina.
17th-Ranked Western Kentucky University claimed the 2012 Sun Belt Conference.
Software for Gel Imaging and Western Blot .
Western Blot and Gel Imaging.
The V3 Western Workflow can help streamline western blotting protocols.
Western lights blue grass band.
The bluegrass group from Western North Carolina has also toured on and off with the famed comedian and banjo player.
1572 W 117th St Lakewood, OH 44107 Western Suburbs.
Konkrete Kids new athletic director is originally from western Pennsylvania and previously worked at Pleasant Valley.

In science:

Chirikov’s later widespread and continuing interactions with Western scientists was certainly stimulated by the pioneering results of Chirikov that, fortunately, were published in the open literature and that I have decribed briefly.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
This western source might be a subcluster gravitationally connected to the main cluster, or a pro jection effect due to a group of galaxies in the field-of-view (FOV) or even a point source.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
We recall that the count rate of the western substructure is only 10% of the cluster flux.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
The association of the western source with the cluster is unclear.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
Indeed, when the western structure is excluded, the cluster emission is fitted well by a classical β–model , centered within 20′′ of the central cD galaxy.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
This is a natural consequence of the higher S/N ratio of our data (optimum channel selection and longer exposure time) and our identification and removal of the western structure from our fits.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
The core radius (∼ 400 kpc) and ellipticity are relatively high and the western substructure could be an in-falling group.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
In both the Eastern and Western tidal tails of NGC 3256 there are dozens of young star clusters, confirmed by their blue colors and larger concentration index as compared to sources off of the tail.
From Globular Clusters to Tidal Dwarfs: Structure Formation in Tidal Tails
In Figure 3, for the Western tail, the V − I color is plotted vs. the concentration index, defined as the difference between V magnitudes measured in a 0.5′′ and in a 3′′ aperture.
From Globular Clusters to Tidal Dwarfs: Structure Formation in Tidal Tails
In the Eastern tail of NGC 3256 we also find a significant number of star clusters, but they are not as abundant as in the Western tail.
From Globular Clusters to Tidal Dwarfs: Structure Formation in Tidal Tails
However, the debris of the remnant NGC 3256 by far contains the largest number of massive star clusters, both in the Eastern and in the Western tails.
From Globular Clusters to Tidal Dwarfs: Structure Formation in Tidal Tails
NGC 7252, for example, contains in its Western tail a bright dwarf with prominent patches of star formation, and in its Eastern tail an extended low surface brightness dwarf.
From Globular Clusters to Tidal Dwarfs: Structure Formation in Tidal Tails
By looking at Wolf500 ’s plot of the galaxy distribution in Coma it is easy to spot the south-western subcluster dominated by NGC 4839 – see Fig. 18.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
In 1979 Gorenstein et al.186 attributed the granularity in the Coma cluster X-ray emission to subclustering, and a hint of the south-western subcluster could already be seen in Johnson et al.243 ’s X-ray map of Coma. A ma jor breakthrough came with the Einstein IPC images of Jones et al.244 .
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Fig. 3 (left) shows X-ray contours on a grey scale of a 6 cm image with resolution 0.′′ 35 (Perley, Dreher & Cowan 1984) in the vicinities of the western hot spots (A and B).
Chandra X-ray Observations of Cygnus A and Pictor A