The direction towards the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes, on the left-hand side of a person facing north
Between north and north-north-east (or north-north-west)
Between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west)
Europe and North America seen in contrast to other civilizations
The player sitting to the right of North and partnering East
(1738–1820), American painter, resident in Britain from 1763. He became historical painter to George III in 1769 and the second president of the Royal Academy in 1792. Notable works: The Death of General Wolfe (1771)
(1892–1983), Irish-born British writer and feminist; born Cicily Isabel Fairfield. She is best remembered for her study of the Nuremberg trials The Meaning of Treason (1949). Other notable works: The Fountain Overflows (novel, 1957)
(1907–98), US writer. She wrote about racism and class and was a spokesman for the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s. Her novels include The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995). The Richer, the Poorer (1995) is a collection of autobiographical pieces
(1938-), US basketball player and coach; full name Jerry Alan West. A guard, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers 1960–74. After retiring as a player, he coached the Lakers 1976–79 and then became their general manager in 1982. Basketball Hall of Fame (1979)
(1892–1980), American actress and dramatist. She made her name on Broadway in her own comedies Sex (1926) and Diamond Lil (1928), memorable for their spirited approach to sexual matters, before embarking on her successful Hollywood career in the 1930s
(1903–40), US writer; born Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein. His works include novels such as Miss Lonelyhearts (1933), A Cool Million (1934), and The Day of the Locust (1939)
the Scottish west coast
Extending between the east and the west
Be killed or lost; meet with disaster
= Wild West.
Originally: in or to the territory to the west of the early American settlements; (in later use) in or to the distant West of the United States. Also in extended use: in or to the western parts of Canada or Australia.
An industrial city in southeastern Wisconsin, on the Milwaukee River; population 29,894 (est. 2008)
A native of the Republic of Ireland who favours a close political or cultural connection with Great Britain.
Characteristic or suggestive of the western end of a town or city, specifically the West End of London.
The western half of something.
A region of the North Atlantic, between Svalbard and Greenland, which is covered with ice during the winter.
Attributive = West India.
Attributive Designating the human disease caused by this virus, a febrile illness often complicated by encephalitis or meningitis; especially in West Nile fever.
A wind blowing from the west.
The western wing of the White House, where the offices of the U.S. President are located; (by metonymy) the U.S. President or administration.
Relating to the relationship between the eastern and western parts of the world or of a country, region, or town
The regions of North America in the Rocky Mountains and along the Pacific coast
A city in southern Florida, at the southern tip of the Florida Keys; population 22,364 (est. 2008). It is the southernmost city in the continental US
An inflatable life jacket, originally as issued to RAF personnel during the Second World War
A region west of the River Jordan and north-west of the Dead Sea; population 2,461,300 (est. 2009). It contains Jericho, Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem, and other settlements. It became part of Jordan in 1948 and was occupied by Israel following the Six Day War of 1967. In 1993 an agreement was signed which granted limited autonomy to the Palestinians, who comprise 97 per cent of its inhabitants; withdrawal of Israeli troops began in 1994 but conflict in the area continues
The entertainment and shopping area of London to the west of the City
The western part of any of several North American cities or boroughs, especially the island borough of Manhattan, New York
The western regions of the US in the 19th century, when they were lawless frontier districts. The Wild West was the last of a succession of frontiers formed as settlers moved gradually further west
By a westerly route; westwards.
A native or inhabitant of the West Bank.
A person who lives at the western end of a town, especially of London.
A person who lives in the West End of London.
Of or characteristic of the West End of London.
The quality, character, or behaviour associated with the western end of a town or city, especially of London.
A city in southeastern North Dakota, a suburb of Fargo; population 23,708 (est. 2008)
Historical. Of or relating to the western parts of ancient Germanic-speaking Europe.
That travels in a westerly direction.
A town in southwestern Connecticut, west of New Haven; population 52,420 (est. 2008)
Attributive Designating people or things relating to or connected with the West Indies. Now chiefly historical.
(Also in plural) the western part of the border region of England and Scotland.
An inhabitant of the west side of a city, especially of the West Side of Manhattan.
Characterized by the blowing of the west wind.
Another term for Midwest.
A province of northern South Africa, formed in 1994 from the NE part of Cape Province and SW Transvaal; capital, Mafikeng