Associations to the word «West»

Wiktionary

WEST, noun. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.
WEST, adjective. Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
WEST, adjective. (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
WEST, adjective. Of or pertaining to the west; western.
WEST, adjective. From the West; occidental.
WEST, adjective. (ecclesiastial) 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, adverb. Towards the west; westwards.
WEST, verb. To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. [from 15th c.]
WEST, proper noun. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
WEST, proper noun. (historical) the Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
WEST, proper noun. (US) The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
WEST, proper noun. The western states of the United States.
WEST, proper noun. The European Union; a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 28 member states.
WEST, proper noun. Regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation.
WEST, proper noun. The western part of any region.
WEST, proper noun. The one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or at the left of a diagram.
WEST, proper noun. A person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity.
WEST, proper noun. A surname​ for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.
WEST AFRICA, proper noun. An area of west Africa, spanning 16 African countries.
WEST AFRICAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to West Africa, its people, or its culture.
WEST AFRICAN, noun. A West African person; one who comes from or lives in West Africa.
WEST AFRICAN PIDGIN PORTUGUESE, proper noun. (creolistics) A hypothetical Portuguese-based pidgin spoken across the western coast of Africa between the 14th and 18th centuries, believed by some to be the proto-language of most or all modern creole.
WEST AFRICANS, noun. Plural of West African
WEST ASIA, proper noun. Synonym of Western Asia.
WEST ASIAN, adjective. Of, from or pertaining to West Asia.
WEST AUSTRALIAN PITCHER PLANT, noun. Alternative form of Western Australian pitcher plant
WEST AUSTRALIAN PITCHER PLANTS, noun. Plural of West Australian pitcher plant
WEST BANK, proper noun. A Palestinian territory on the west bank of the Jordan river, claimed by both Israel and the State of Palestine.
WEST BANKER, noun. An inhabitant of the West Bank.
WEST BANKERS, noun. Plural of West Banker
WEST BENGAL, proper noun. State in eastern India which has Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) as its capital.
WEST BERLIN, proper noun. (historical) (1949–1990) The western part of Berlin, between 1949 and 1990
WEST BRIT, noun. A West Briton.
WEST BRITON, noun. (Ireland) Derogatory term for an Irish person whose cultural identity is perceived as being very British, or seems to want to be part of British society; Often shortened to West Brit.
WEST BRITONS, noun. Plural of West Briton
WEST BRITS, noun. Plural of West Brit
WEST BROM, proper noun. West Bromwich
WEST BROM, proper noun. (football) West Bromwich Albion Football Club
WEST BROMWICH, proper noun. A town in the West Midlands.
WEST BY NORTH, noun. The compass point halfway between west and west-northwest, specifically 281.25°, abbreviated as WbN.
WEST BY SOUTH, noun. The compass point halfway between west and west-southwest, specifically 258.75°
WEST CENTRAL GERMAN, noun. One of two major subgroups of the Central German dialects; spoken primarily in the German states of Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as Luxembourg, eastern Belgium, and south-eastern Limburg (Netherlands); characterized by the preservation of Proto-Germanic initial p-.
WEST CENTRAL GERMAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the West Central German dialects
WEST COAST, adjective. Of or relating to the western seaboard of the United States.
WEST COAST, adjective. Of or relating to the British Columbia Coast.
WEST COAST, proper noun. The western seaboard of the United States
WEST COAST BAJAU, adjective. In, of or otherwise relating to West Coast Bajau, the name for the languages spoken by Bajaus in the west coast of Sabah.
WEST COAST BAJAU, proper noun. The West Coast language, an Austronesian language spoken by the Bajau people in the west coast of Sabah.
WEST COAST OFFENCE, noun. (American football) An offense that places a greater emphasis on passing than on running.
WEST COUNTRY, proper noun. The South West of England, especialy Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset
WEST END, proper noun. That part of central London to the west of the City that houses shops, theatres, restaurants, museums, art galleries, etc
WEST EUROPEAN, adjective. Alternative form of Western European.
WEST FLANDERS, proper noun. The westernmost province of Belgium and Flanders, with capital Bruges.
WEST FLANDERS, proper noun. The larger western part of the historic countship of Flanders, also comprising part of French Flanders (in northern France) and retaining a distinctive type of dialects
WEST FLEMISH, adjective. From or relating to West Flanders, the westernmost Belgian province, in the western part of the historic countship of Flanders
WEST FLEMISH, adjective. In or relating to the West Flemish dialects
WEST FLEMISH, proper noun. A group of Flemish dialects of the Dutch language in the western part of the historic countship of Flanders (now in Belgium and France)
WEST FRISIAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to Friesland.
WEST FRISIAN, adjective. (in the Netherlands) Of or pertaining to West Friesland.
WEST FRISIAN, proper noun. A language spoken mostly in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands; West Lauwers Frisian, one of the three West Frisian languages (or language varieties).
WEST FRISIAN, proper noun. (in the Netherlands) A dialect spoken in West Friesland in the province of North Holland, historically related to the language spoken in Friesland.
WEST FRISIAN ISLANDS, proper noun. A chain of islands in the North Sea, belonging to the Netherlands, part of the Frisian Islands.
WEST GERMAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to West Germany.
WEST GERMAN, noun. Person who comes from or lives in West Germany.
WEST GERMANIC, proper noun. (linguistics) The branch of the Germanic language family consisting of English, Frisian languages, Dutch, Afrikaans, Low Saxon languages, German, and Yiddish, and their immediate predecessors.
WEST GERMANIC, proper noun. The presumed unattested ancestor of these languages (more properly called Proto-West Germanic).
WEST GERMANIC, adjective. Of or relating to these languages.
WEST GERMANS, noun. Plural of West German
WEST GERMANY, proper noun. (historical) (1949–1990) The Federal Republic of Germany, distinguished from the German Democratic Republic ("East Germany").
WEST GERMANY, proper noun. (since 1990) The former areas of the Republic during that time, distinguished from the former East German areas.
WEST GERMANY, proper noun. (historical) (uncommon) (1945–1949) A collective name for the British-, French-, and American-occupied zones of Germany, distinguished from the Soviet-occupied zone.
WEST GREECE, proper noun. One of the 13 peripheries of Greece
WEST HAM, noun. West Ham is a soccer team, European.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, proper noun. A city in California and the surrounding gayborhood area of Los Angeles
WEST INDIA TEA, noun. (obsolete) A shrubby plant (Capraria biflora) having oblanceolate toothed leaves sometimes used in the West Indies as a substitute for tea.
WEST INDIAN, adjective. Of or from the West Indies
WEST INDIAN, noun. A person from the West Indies
WEST INDIANS, noun. Plural of West Indian
WEST INDIES, proper noun. The islands of the Caribbean sea.
WEST INDIES, proper noun. (cricket) A Federation of Caribbean states which, together with Guyana, play Test matches as if they were a single nation.
WEST INDIES FEDERATION, proper noun. A former country in the Caribbean. Also called West Indies.
WEST JAVA, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST JERUSALEM, proper noun. The portion of Jerusalem controlled by Israel after 1948.
WEST JERUSALEMITE, noun. A native or resident of West Jerusalem.
WEST JERUSALEMITE, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to West Jerusalem.
WEST JERUSALEMITES, noun. Plural of West Jerusalemite
WEST KALIMANTAN, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST LAKE, proper noun. A lake in west of central Hangzhou, Zhejiang, in China.
WEST LOTHIAN QUESTION, noun. (British) (legal) The anomaly whereby Scottish MPs can vote on issues affecting England, but English MPs cannot vote on Scottish issues.
WEST MACEDONIA, proper noun. One of the 13 peripheries of Greece
WEST MIDLANDS, proper noun. A metropolitan county in England.
WEST MIDLANDS, proper noun. One of twelve regions of the United Kingdom
WEST NILE FEVER, noun. (disease) A disease caused by the West Nile virus that is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and then to people. Symptoms include drowsiness, headache and nausea, pain in the abdomen, a rash, and swollen glands, and may prove fatal.
WEST NILE VIRUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the genus Flavivirus.
WEST NILE VIRUS, noun. A particular flavivirus, dangerous to humans.
WEST NORTHWEST, noun. The compass point halfway between west and northwest
WEST NORTHWEST, adjective. In this direction
WEST NORTHWEST, adverb. In this direction
WEST NUSA TENGGARA, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST PAKISTAN, proper noun. (historical) The western part of Pakistan before it split from Bangladesh
WEST PAPUA, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST PAPUA, proper noun. The western half of the island of New Guinea.
WEST POINT, proper noun. Any of several towns in the United States and elsewhere.
WEST POINT, proper noun. The United States Military Academy, in West Point, NY.
WEST PUNJAB, proper noun. Province in Pakistan which has Lahore as its capital.
WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, proper noun. A historic division of the county of Yorkshire.
WEST SLAVIC, proper noun. A subgrouping of the Slavic language family spoken mainly in Poland, Czech Republic (Czechia), Slovakia and a small area in Germany.
WEST SOUTHWEST, noun. Alternative spelling of west-southwest
WEST SULAWESI, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST SUMATRA, proper noun. A province of Indonesia.
WEST SUSSEX, proper noun. A county in south east England bordered by East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and the English Channel.
WEST VIRGINIA, proper noun. A state of the United States of America Capital and largest city: Charleston.
WEST VIRGINIAN, adjective. Of, or pertaining to, West Virginia or its culture.
WEST VIRGINIAN, noun. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of West Virginia (WV).
WEST VIRGINIANS, noun. Plural of West Virginian
WEST YORKSHIRE, proper noun. A metropolitan county in northern England bordering Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Dictionary definition

WEST, noun. The countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America.
WEST, noun. The cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees.
WEST, noun. The region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River.
WEST, noun. The direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point.
WEST, noun. British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983).
WEST, noun. United States film actress (1892-1980).
WEST, noun. English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820).
WEST, noun. A location in the western part of a country, region, or city.
WEST, adverb. To, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona"; "situated west of Boston".
WEST, adjective. Situated in or facing or moving toward the west.

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