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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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 classic literature ?
He appears to migrate westward daily, and tempt us to follow him.
Columbus felt the westward tendency more strongly than any before.
Arrived at the Atlantic, he pauses on the shore of this unknown ocean, the bounds of which he knows not, and turns upon his footprints for an instant." When he has exhausted the rich soil of Europe, and reinvigorated himself, "then recommences his adventurous career westward as in the earliest ages." So far Guyot.
"It is off to the westward. There is something big making off there somewhere--a hurricane or something.
"The chart indicates a group of islands, but not how many, off there to the north'ard, or nor'-nor'westward, about forty miles--the Acteon Islands.
"Papakena and Vanavana are off there to the westward, or west-nor'westward a hundred miles and a bit more," he said.
"It's off to the westward," McCoy said encouragingly.
All day the current swept the PYRENEES to the westward, while there was no wind to bear her south.
During the night, light, baffling airs blew out of the south, and the frantic captain, with his cargo of fire, watched and measured his westward drift and went off by himself at times to curse softly so that McCoy should not hear.
LOUGHBOROUGH'S Elsi Jacques riding Westward Sunshine has won takes the Pony Silver League 148cm & Under Final title at the British Showjumping National Championships at the NAEC Stoneleigh.

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