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Definition 1: the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is an instance of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(west is a part of ...) the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles

(west is a part of ...) a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama

(west is a part of ...) a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama

(... are attributes of west) 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"

Definition 2: the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is an instance of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is an instance of west) the western United States during its frontier period

(west is a part of ...) a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century

(west is a part of ...) the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado

(west is a part of ...) the northwestern region of the United States

(west is a part of ...) the western seaboard of the United States from Washington to southern California

(... is part of west) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

(... are attributes of west) of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River

"a Western ranch"

(west is the region of the domain of ...) a deserted settlement (especially in western United States)

(west is the region of the domain of ...) a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides

(west is the region of the domain of ...) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

(west is the region of the domain of ...) a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)

Definition 3: a location in the western part of a country, region, or city - [noun denoting location]

(west is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 4: English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is an instance of ...) an artist who paints

Definition 5: United States film actress (1892-1980) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is an instance of ...) a female actor

(west is an instance of ...) a female comedian

Definition 6: British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 7: the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for west in the sense of this definition

(west is a kind of ...) one of the four main compass points

Definition 8: the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point - [noun denoting linkdef]

(west is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Definition 9: situated in or facing or moving toward the west - [adjective denoting all]

(west is similar to ...) moving toward the west

"westbound pioneers"

(west is similar to ...) lying toward or situated in the west

"our company's western office"

(west is similar to ...) of wind; from the west

(west is similar to ...) farthest to the west

(west is similar to ...) of the western part of a city

"he lives in upper westside Manhattan"

Definition 10: to, toward, or in the west - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where west or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we moved west to Arizona
  • situated west of Boston

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