see also: Western
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈwɛstɚn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɛstən/

western (not comparable)

  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the west.
    the western approaches
  2. (of a wind) Blowing from the west; westerly.
  3. Occidental.
    • Japanese is traditionally written downwards (tategaki) and you begin reading from the top right of a page. This means that books are opened from what we would consider to be the back. Nowadays, however, books, newspapers and magazines are often written western style, in horizontal lines (yokogaki) from left to right and, in these cases, the book is opened from our (western) understanding of the front.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: ocidental
  • Russian: за́падный

western (plural westerns)

  1. 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).


  1. Of, situated in, or related to the West
    • "As Western culture became increasingly mechanized in the 1600s, the female earth and virgin earth spirit were subdued by the machine." (The Death of Nature, "Nature as Female" by Carolyn Merchant)
    • 1911, Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt, Chapter LVI ↗:
      He would be as happy with her as he would be with Jennie—almost—and he would have the satisfaction of knowing that this Western social and financial world held no more significant figure than himself.
  2. Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.
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Antonyms Noun

western (plural westerns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of western
  2. (dated) An inhabitant of a western region or country; a westerner.

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