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west    : [w'ɛst]
West \West\, n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west,
westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan,
Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. ?.
????. Cf. {Vesper}, {Visigoth}.]
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1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at
the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth;
that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which
is in a direction at right angles to that of north and
south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the
point directly opposite to east.
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And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath.
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2. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to
some other country or region, is situated in the direction
toward the west.
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3. Specifically:
(a) The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it
having been discovered by sailing westward from
Europe; the Occident.
(b) (U. S. Hist. & Geog.) Formerly, that part of the
United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now,
commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi
river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian
Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite
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{West by north}, {West by south}, according to the notation
of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4[deg]
to the north or south, respectively, of the point due

{West northwest}, {West southwest}, that point which lies
221/2[deg] to the north or south of west, or halfway
between west and northwest or southwest, respectively. See
Illust. of {Compass}.
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West \West\, a.
1. Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a
western direction from the point of observation or
reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the
west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east
and west line; a west wind blows from the west.
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This shall be your west border. --Num. xxxiv.
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2. (Eccl.) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church
which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the
part containing the chancel and choir.
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{West end}, the fashionable part of London, commencing from
the east, at Charing Cross.
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West \West\, adv. [AS. west.]
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West \West\, v. i.
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1. To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. [Obs.] "The hot
sun gan to west." --Chaucer.
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2. To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or
south toward the west.
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adv 1: to, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona";
"situated west of Boston"
adj 1: situated in or facing or moving toward the west [ant:
n 1: the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including)
North America and South America [synonym: {West}, {Occident}]
2: the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees [synonym:
{west}, {due west}, {westward}, {W}]
3: the region of the United States lying to the west of the
Mississippi River [synonym: {West}, {western United States}]
4: the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass
5: British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983) [synonym: {West},
{Rebecca West}, {Dame Rebecca West}, {Cicily Isabel
6: United States film actress (1892-1980) [synonym: {West}, {Mae
7: English painter (born in America) who became the second
president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820) [synonym: {West},
{Benjamin West}]
8: a location in the western part of a country, region, or city

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "west":
W, antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, cardinal points,
compass card, compass rose, degrees, east, eastbound, easter,
easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, eastward, half points,
hyperborean, lubber line, meridional, north, northbound, northeast,
northeasterly, northeastern, norther, northerly, northern,
northernmost, northward, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern,
occident, occidental, orient, oriental, quarter points, rhumb,
south, southbound, southeast, southeasterly, southeastern, souther,
southerly, southern, southernmost, southward, southwest,
southwesterly, southwestern, sunrise, sunset, westabout, westbound,
wester, westerly, western, westernly, westernmost, westward,
westwardly, westwards

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "West":
Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor,
Australasia, Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast,
Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Levant,
Middle Atlantic, Middle East, Middle West, Near East, New England,
New World, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest,
Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, Pacific Northwest, South,
Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West Coast, Western Hemisphere,
Yankeeland, continent, down under, eastland, landmass, northland,
the Coast, the old country, westland, wild West

West, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 2692
Housing Units (2000): 1143
Land area (2000): 1.555073 sq. miles (4.027621 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.555073 sq. miles (4.027621 sq. km)
FIPS code: 77332
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.803369 N, 97.093106 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 76691
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
West, TX

West, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
Population (2000): 220
Housing Units (2000): 113
Land area (2000): 0.557537 sq. miles (1.444013 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.557537 sq. miles (1.444013 sq. km)
FIPS code: 78680
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 33.197266 N, 89.779288 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 39192
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
West, MS

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