Definition of west:

part of speech: adverb

Towards the sunset.

part of speech: noun

Situated toward the west; coming from the west.

part of speech: adjective

Situated toward the west.

part of speech: noun

Quarter where the sun sets; countries lying toward the west.

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, situated in, proceeding toward, or coming from, the direction of the sunset; as, a west wind.

part of speech: noun

One of the four points of the compass, exactly opposite the east; the point where the sun appears to set; a region lying in the direction of the sunset: the west, the Western Hemisphere; the part of the United States between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean.

part of speech: noun

The quarter where the sun sets: one of the four chief points of the compass: any part of the world that relatively to another place lies in a westerly direction, as the United States with reference to England, the Western States with reference to the Atlantic sea- board, China with reference to California, etc.

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