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    Rhymes: -ɛstə(r)n


Western (comparative more Western, superlative most Western)

  1. Of, situated in, or related to the West
    • "As Western culture became increasingly mechanized in the 1600s, the female earth and virgin earth spirit were subdued by the machine." (The Death of Nature, "Nature as Female" by Carolyn Merchant)
    • 1911, Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt, Chapter LVI:
      He would be as happy with her as he would be with Jennie—almost—and he would have the satisfaction of knowing that this Western social and financial world held no more significant figure than himself.
  2. Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.




Western (plural Westerns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of western
  2. (dated) An inhabitant of a western region or country; a westerner.
    • 1909, Theodore Leighton Pennell, Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier:
      If, again, after studying the life and words of Christ, and comparing them with the Christianity which they see practised in the West, or in the Westerns who reside among them, they are not drawn to Western Christianity []

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Saline County, Nebraska, United States.
  3. A town in Oneida County, New York, United States.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Western" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 333.



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From English western.


Western m

  1. western (film genre)

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