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See also: west
- In most senses and as an English surname, from west, the direction.
- As a Finnish surname, Americanized from Vesterinen.
- A placename
- The Western world; i.e. Western Europe and the English settler colonies.
- (historical) the Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
- 1994 [1994 March 30], Richard Nixon, “Author's Note”, in Beyond Peace, New York: Random House, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 253:
- When I came to Washington forty-seven years ago, the predominant issue was ensuring that the United States would step up to the communist threat, both abroad and at home. The ultimate satisfaction is to have lived long enough to see the West defeat communism and begin a new, equally arduous, equally noble campaign to ensure the victory of freedom, both abroad and at home.
- 2022 August 24, Steve Scherer, Ismail Shakil, “China warns of 'forceful measures' if Canada interferes in Taiwan”, in Tomasz Janowski, editor, Reuters, archived from the original on 24 August 2022, World:
- The relationship between China and the West has worsened since U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan earlier this month against Beijing's wishes.
- (US) The Western United States (sometimes excluding the West Coast), particularly (historical) in reference to the 19th century Wild West.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I left New York for the West.
- A town in Holmes County, Mississippi, United States.
- A city in McLennan County, Texas, United States.
- An unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States.
- Regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation.
- The western part of any region.
- Senegal is a nation that lies in the West.
- One of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or on the left of a diagram.
- (countable) A person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity.
- (countable) A surname from Middle English for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.
Western block, Western Europe
Western Europe, non-Cold War concept
Western states of the United States
- “West”, in 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, →OCLC.
- the west (used without article; a short form of Westen)
- der Wind kommt aus West ― the wind is coming from the west
- a wind coming from the west (used with article)
Declension of West [sg-only, masculine, strong]
- (compass points)