Associations to the word «Western»


WESTERN, adjective. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the west.
WESTERN, adjective. (of a wind) Blowing from the west; westerly.
WESTERN, adjective. Occidental.
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).
WESTERN, adjective. Of, situated in, or related to the West
WESTERN, adjective. Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.
WESTERN, noun. A film, novel, or other work of a certain genre dealing with the American Old West.
WESTERN ABENAKI, proper noun. The Abenaki language (an Algonquian) language), originally spoken in the northeastern United States; now spoken in Quebec.
WESTERN ABNAKI, proper noun. A language of Canada.
WESTERN AFRICA, proper noun. An area of west Africa, spanning 16 African countries.
WESTERN APACHE, proper noun. The Apache peoples living primarily in east central Arizona.
WESTERN APACHE, proper noun. The Southern Athabascan language spoken by the Western Apache people.
WESTERN ARMENIAN, noun. One of the main two dialects of modern Armenian language, the other being Eastern Armenian. Following the Genocide of Armenians of 1915 it is now spoken by the descendants of Armenian survivors fleeing to Armenian diaspora, mainly in North America and South America, Europe and most of the Middle East except for Iran.
WESTERN ASIA, proper noun. The westernmost subregion of Asia, which largely overlaps the region termed the "Middle East or "Near East", except that it excludes Egypt.
WESTERN ASIAN, adjective. Of, from or pertaining to Western Asia.
WESTERN ASTROLOGY, noun. The astrology system which is derived from the Hellenistic astrology and is based on the relative positions of, particularly, the twelve zodiacal constellations on the moment of a person's birth.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA, proper noun. One of the six states of Australia, occupying the western third of the content, with its capital at Perth.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA, proper noun. (historical) (till 1901) The British colony that is now the state of Western Australia.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PITCHER PLANT, noun. The Albany pitcher plant
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PITCHER PLANTS, noun. Plural of Western Australian pitcher plant
WESTERN BALOCHI, proper noun. A variety of Balochi language, spoken in Pakistan (more than 1 million speakers), Iran (0.5 million), Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
WESTERN BENGALI, proper noun. One of the two major groups of Bengali dialects, spoken to the west of the Padma River, particularly in West Bengal.
WESTERN BLOT, noun. An analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in a given sample of tissue homogenate or extract.
WESTERN BLOT ANALYSIS, noun. A version of Southern blot analysis used to identify antibodies and proteins.
WESTERN CANADA, proper noun. The Western provinces of Canada.
WESTERN CAPERCAILLIE, noun. The bird Tetrao urogallus.
WESTERN CHRISTIANITY, proper noun. The form of Christianity traditionally practiced in Western Europe, consisting essentially of the Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, and Old Catholic traditions.
WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC, noun. (music genre) The formal styles of music in a Western art tradition, encompassing symphonic and choral music, opera, and ballet.
WESTERN CONCERT FLUTE, noun. A transverse (side-blown) woodwind instrument made of metal or wood
WESTERN CONCERT FLUTES, noun. Plural of Western concert flute
WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE, noun. (Crotalus atrox), a venomous pit viper species found in the United States and Mexico
WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKES, noun. Plural of western diamondback rattlesnake
WESTERN DVINA, proper noun. Synonym of Daugava.
WESTERN DWINA, proper noun. Alternative form of Western Dvina
WESTERN EUROPE, proper noun. A sociopolitical region in the west of Europe.
WESTERN EUROPEAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Western Europe, its people, or its culture.
WESTERN EUROPEAN, noun. A Western European person; one who comes from or lives in Western Europe.
WESTERN EUROPEANS, noun. Plural of Western European
WESTERN FENCE LIZARD, noun. Sceloporus occidentalis, a North American lizard.
WESTERN FENCE LIZARDS, noun. Plural of western fence lizard
WESTERN FRISIAN, proper noun. Alternative spelling of West Frisian
WESTERN GORILLA, noun. Gorilla gorilla, a great ape and the most populous species of the genus Gorilla.
WESTERN GORILLAS, noun. Plural of western gorilla
WESTERN GREY KANGAROO, noun. A species of kangaroo, Macropus fuliginosis, the largest in the Macropus genus, found in southern Australia.
WESTERN HEMISPHERE, proper noun. The hemisphere of the Earth to the west of the Greenwich Meridian (zero degree longitude) and east of 180 degrees longitude (approximately the International Date Line).
WESTERN HEMISPHERE, proper noun. (metonymy) The Americas.
WESTERN HEMISPHERE, noun. Alternative spelling of Western Hemisphere
WESTERN HEMISPHERIAN, noun. (rare) (nonstandard) An inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere
WESTERN HEMISPHERIANS, noun. Plural of Western Hemispherian
WESTERN HIGHLAND PUREPECHA, proper noun. The western lect of Purepecha, a language isolate spoken in Mexico.
WESTERN MARI, proper noun. Synonym of Hill Mari.
WESTERN OSPREY, noun. A fish-eating bird of prey of the species Pandion haliaetus.
WESTERN PLEASURE, noun. A western-style competition at horse shows that evaluates horses on calm, responsive manners and a relaxed, slow gait.
WESTERN POISON IVY, noun. Toxicodendron rydbergii, an ivy-like species of Toxicodendron common in the western United States, well-known for its ability to causes an itching rash and blistering for most people, through urushiol, an oil that is a skin irritant.
WESTERN PROVINCES, proper noun. The Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
WESTERN RAT SNAKE, noun. Pantherophis obsoletus, a non-venomous colubrid found in North America.
WESTERN ROE DEER, noun. A species of small deer (Capreolus capreolus) native to Europe and Asia Minor.
WESTERN ROLL, noun. (sport) A high jump technique, developed from the existing straddle
WESTERN SAHARA, proper noun. A territory in northern Africa and a former Spanish colony, now mostly occupied by Morocco, which claims ownership over the territory.
WESTERN SAMOA, proper noun. The former name of Samoa, from 1914 to 1997
WESTERN SLATY ANTSHRIKE, noun. A passerine bird of the antbird family, Thamnophilus atrinucha.
WESTERN SLATY ANTSHRIKES, noun. Plural of western slaty antshrike
WESTERN STRIP, proper noun. Aragon Strip
WESTERN SWING, noun. A style of jazz, meshing string bands with other instrumentation - especially drums, saxophones, pianos and the steel guitar - that evolved into a subgenre of country music during the early 1940s.
WESTERN SWING, adjective. Of, or referring to, the subgenre of country music.
WESTERN UNION SPLICE, noun. A method of tightly joining two ends of metal wire by twisting each around the other.
WESTERN WORLD, proper noun. (obsolete) The Americas.
WESTERN WORLD, proper noun. Europe, the Americas and generally any country whose cultural and ethnic origins can mostly be traced to Europe, collectively.

Dictionary definition

WESTERN, noun. A film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development.
WESTERN, noun. A sandwich made from a western omelet.
WESTERN, adjective. 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".
WESTERN, adjective. Of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; "a Western ranch".
WESTERN, adjective. Lying toward or situated in the west; "our company's western office".
WESTERN, adjective. Of wind; from the west.

Wise words

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