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From west, the direction

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West (countable and uncountable, plural Wests)

  1. A placename
    1. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
    2. (historical) the Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
    3. (US) The Western United States (sometimes excluding the West Coast), particularly (historical) in reference to the 19th century Wild West.
  2. Regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation.
  3. The western part of any region.
    Senegal is a nation that lies in the West.
  4. One of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or on the left of a diagram.
  5. (countable) A person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity.
  6. (countable) A surname, from Middle English for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.

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See alsoEdit


  • West at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • West in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • West” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.




From Old High German west, from Proto-Germanic *westrą. Compare Dutch west, English west, West Frisian west, Danish vest.


  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • (file)


West m (strong, genitive Wests or West, no plural)

  1. the west (used without article; a short form of Westen)
    der Wind kommt aus Westthe wind is coming from the west
  2. a wind coming from the west (used with article)


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  • (compass points)
Nordwest Nord Nordost
West   Ost
Südwest Süd Südost