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EtymologyEdit

west +‎ -er

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NounEdit

wester (plural westers)

  1. A strong westerly wind.

VerbEdit

wester (third-person singular simple present westers, present participle westering, simple past and past participle westered)

  1. To move towards the west
    • 1927, H. P. Lovecraft, The Very Old Folk:
      The hills rose scarlet and gold to the north of the little town, and the westering sun shone ruddily and mystically on the crude new stone and plaster buildings of the dusty forum and the wooden walls of the circus some distance to the east.
    • 1936, Alfred Edward Housman, More Poems, XI, line 1-2
      The rainy Pleiads wester,
      Orion plunges prone,

Usage notesEdit

  • Used especially of heavenly bodies.

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AdjectiveEdit

wester (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal) Western, westerly.

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