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west meaning

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  • West is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. West is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of east and is perpendicular to north and south.
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    Definition of west in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-est
    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.
    2. VerbSGwestsPRwestingPT, PPwested
      1. To move to the west; (of the sun) to set.
      2. Adjective
        1. Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
          1. (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
            1. Of or pertaining to the west; western.
              1. From the West; occidental.
                1. (ecclesiastial) 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.
                2. Adverb
                  1. Towards the west; westwards.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • just as it was when the city was run by the great Victorian, Joseph Chamberlain, whose square will be turned into the Copacabana of the West Midlands.
                      • Mr Alhadi, 27, heard Jack's screams as he passed the property in West Ham, east London, and smashed down the door.
                      • You can propose a 40-story skyrise in the center of Hollywood, and hardly anyone two miles to the west will take notice.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • West served up another fungo pass which Ulrichs flagrantly stole from Minisi on the 4.
                      • West Ham beat Manchester City five nil - they crucified them! ‎
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • Along with Kabuki theater and ukiyoe woodblock prints, taiko is one of Japan’s most popular and respected art forms in the West.
                      • The Oklahoma land rush was a pivotal event in the history of the American West.
                      • The CEO commented that the Russian business environment of the 1990s was the Wild West.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Adverbs
                        • Uncomparable adverbs
                        • Nouns
                          • Singularia tantum
                            • Uncountable nouns
                          • Verbs
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                          1. en western
                          2. fr western
                          3. en westward
                          4. en westerly
                          5. en westernmost
                          Source: Wiktionary
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                          Grammatically, this word "west" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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