west

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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Adverb[edit]

west (not comparable)

  1. Towards the west; westwards.

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Verb[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adverb[edit]

west

  1. (only in compounds) west
  2. westwards

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noordwest noord noordoost
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zuidwest zuid zuidoost

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

west m (invariable)

  1. West (historic area of America)

Kurdish[edit]

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west f

  1. act of tiring or getting tired

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Low German[edit]

Verb[edit]

west

  1. Past participle of wesen

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old English west.

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west

  1. west

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