"west" in the noun sense
1. West, Occident
the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
2. west, due west, westward, W
the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
3. West, western United States
the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
5. West, Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield
British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
6. West, Mae West
United States film actress (1892-1980)
7. West, Benjamin West
English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
a location in the western part of a country, region, or city
"west" in the adjective sense
situated in or facing or moving toward the west
"west" in the adverb sense
to, toward, or in the west
"we moved west to Arizona"
"situated west of Boston"
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