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west

1. one of the four cardinal points of the compass, 270° clockwise from north and 180° from east
2. the direction along a parallel towards the sunset, at 270° clockwise from north
3. the west any area lying in or towards the west
4. Cards the player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass
5. (esp of the wind) from the west

West

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1. Benjamin. 1738--1820, US painter, in England from 1763
2. Mae. 1892--1980, US film actress
3. Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903--40, US novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)
4. Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892--1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic

West

2 the
1. the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident
2. (formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the East
3. (in the US)
a. that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
b. (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies
4. (in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire
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West

(1976 VI) A brilliant comet that passed within 30 million km of the Sun in Feb. 1976. The cometary nucleus broke into at least four fragments, accompanied by massive outbursts of gas and dust.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

What does it mean when you dream about the West?

We associate the westerly direction with where the sun sets, so dreaming about the West could be alluding to the end of something (sunset) or to rest (after the sun goes down). In the United States, the west is traditionally associated with expansion and opportunity.

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west

[west]
(geography)
The direction 90° to the left or 270° to the right of north.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Writer and illustrator Mary Halleck Foote went West with her engineer husband and wrote of her adventures in A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West.
The style fusion you'll find on this frontier is an updated and multicultural view of the West, reflecting both the spirit of the adventurers who went west and the intrigue of the new cultures they found when they got there.
In 1981, he packed his bags, went West to Los Angeles, and after a brief stay at the Los Angeles office of Cushman & Wakfield, opened his own firm.