western United States

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Noun1.western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
Northwest, northwestern United States - the northwestern region of the United States
ghost town - a deserted settlement (especially in western United States)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
West Coast - the western seaboard of the United States from Washington to southern California
butte - a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
dry wash, wash - the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)