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English adjective: west

1. west situated in or facing or moving toward the west

Similarwestbound, westerly, westerly, western, western, westernmost, westmost, westside, westward


English noun: West

1. West (location) the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America


Instance hypernymregion

Part holonymEurope, North America, South America


2. west the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

Synonymsdue west, W, westward

Broader (hypernym)cardinal compass point

3. West (location) the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River

Synonymswestern United States

Instance hypernymgeographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Instance hyponymWild West

Part holonymNorthwest, northwestern United States, Santa Fe Trail, Southwest, southwestern United States, West Coast

Part meronymAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA


Domain region membersbutte, dry wash, ghost town, sourdough, wash

4. west the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point

Broader (hypernym)direction

5. West (person) British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)

SynonymsCicily Isabel Fairfield, Dame Rebecca West, Rebecca West

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

6. West (person) United States film actress (1892-1980)

SynonymsMae West

Instance hypernymactress, comedienne

7. West (person) English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)

SynonymsBenjamin West

Instance hypernympainter

8. west (location) a location in the western part of a country, region, or city

Broader (hypernym)location

English adverb: west

1. west to, toward, or in the west

SamplesWe moved west to Arizona.
Situated west of Boston.

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