See also: West

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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west (uncountable)

  1. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.

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west

  1. Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
  2. (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
  3. Of or pertaining to the west; western.
  4. From the West; occidental.

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AdverbEdit

west (not comparable)

  1. Towards the west; westwards.

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VerbEdit

west (third-person singular simple present wests, present participle westing, simple past and past participle wested)

  1. To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. [from 15th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.prologue:
      Foure times his place he shifted hath in sight, / And twice has risen, where he now doth West, / And wested twice, where he ought rise aright.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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west

  1. (only in compounds) west
  2. westwards

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noordwest noord noordoost
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zuidwest zuid zuidoost

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NounEdit

west m (invariable)

  1. West (historic area of America)

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west f

  1. act of tiring or getting tired

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  • rawestandin
  • rawestandî
  • rawestiyayî
  • rawestî
  • rawestîner
  • rawestok
  • westandin
  • westandî
  • westiyayî
  • westî
  • westîn

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VerbEdit

west

  1. Past participle of wesen

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *westą, whence also Old High German west, Old Norse vestr.

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west

  1. west

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old English west.

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west

  1. west

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Last modified on 4 April 2014, at 01:20