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The west is the direction which you look towards in order to see the sun set.
A west wind blows from the west.
The west of a place is the part that is towards the west.
West is used in the names of some states and regions.
You don't usually talk about a 'west' part of a country or region. You talk about a western part.
Similarly, you don't talk about 'west Europe' or 'west France'. Say western Europe or western France.
You can use Western to describe people and things connected with the United States, Canada, the countries of western Europe, and sometimes other industrialized countries.
|Noun||1.||West - the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America|
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
|2.||west - the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees|
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
|3.||West - 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
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
sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
|4.||west - the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point|
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
|5.||West - British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)|
|6.||West - United States film actress (1892-1980)|
|7.||West - English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)|
|8.||west - a location in the western part of a country, region, or city|
location - a point or extent in space
|Adj.||1.||west - situated in or facing or moving toward the west|
east - situated in or facing or moving toward the east
|Adv.||1.||west - to, toward, or in the west; "we moved west to Arizona"; "situated west of Boston"|
the West (Pol) → el Oeste, (el) Occidente
tales of the American West → cuentos mpl del Oeste americano
in the west of the country → al oeste or en el oeste del país
the wind is from the or in the west → el viento sopla or viene del oeste
to the west of → al oeste de
we were travelling west → viajábamos hacia el oeste
west of the border → al oeste de la frontera
it's west of London → está al oeste or en el oeste de Londres
to go west [object, machine] → cascarse, estropearse; [plan] → irse al garete; [person] → estirar la pata
the West Bank N → Cisjordania f
West Berlin N (Hist) → Berlín m Oeste
the West Country N (Brit) → el West Country (el sudoeste de Inglaterra, esp. los condados de Cornualles, Devon y Somerset)
the West End N (of London) → el West End (de Londres) (zona del centro de Londres donde hay muchas tiendas y locales de ocio)
West Germany N (formerly) → Alemania f Occidental
see also West German, West Indian West Indies NPL → Antillas fpl
in the west → à l'ouest
She's from the West → Elle est originaire de l'Ouest.
in the west of sth → dans l'ouest de qch
They live in the west of the country → Ils vivent dans l'ouest du pays.
a house in the west of the city → une ville à l'ouest de la ville
the west of Ireland → l'Ouest de l'Irlande
to the west (= westwards) → à l'ouest
in the West → en Occident
the west coast → la côte ouest
a house in west London → une maison dans l'ouest de Londres
the west wind → le vent d'ouest
westin cpds → West-;
the wind is in or from the west → il vento viene da ovest or da ponente or da occidente
(to the) west of → a ovest di
in the west of → nella parte occidentale di
the West (Pol) → l'Occidente m