- 1 [attributive] Situated in the west, or directed towards or facing the west: there will be showers in some western areasMore example sentences
- Initially, work was at Pin Hole Cave, the entrance to which lies towards the western end of the north side of the gorge.
- Towards the western end of the ramparts there is an obvious break where a path leads through rocky portals to gain a grassy bealach.
- We left as the sun was drifting into the western horizon and headed towards Chola country.
- 2 (Western) Living in or originating from the West, in particular Europe or the United States: Western societyMore example sentences
- However, this happy juxtaposition of Eastern style and Western living has not always been so effortless.
- This is no longer the case in most Western European countries and the United States.
- These images are easy to find in Govan, as in every other city in Britain, Europe and very probably the Western world.
- 2.1Relating to or characteristic of the West or its inhabitants: the history of Western artMore example sentences
- This is characteristic of most Western European music and some music from other cultures.
- There's written text input too, with Kanji and Western character recognition.
- The background is resource competition that is reshaping western policy towards West Africa.
- 2.2 • historical Of or originating from the non-Communist states of Europe and North America in contrast to the Eastern bloc: the President threatened to end Western aid for an oil pipeline in SiberiaMore example sentences
- He was usually an ally and sometimes an inspiration to new governments in Western and Eastern Europe.
- It has also been a bridge of reconciliation between Western and Eastern Europe.
- This is why we have seen so many divisions and contradictions within the Western establishment on this issue.
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- A film, television drama, or novel about cowboys in western North America, set especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.More example sentences
- He went to bed early and read westerns or thrillers until the wee hours.
- To him, the point seemed obvious, for all films - gangsters, westerns, comedies - relied on action.
- In popular books and film then, westerns were a staple: there were a lot of them every year and so they provided a wide, deep genre pool to play in and to invent with.
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- ‘Off the westernmost coast of Japan, is an island called ‘Gunkanjima’ that is hardly known even to the Japanese.
- The most striking finding was that in Connaught, the westernmost point of Europe, almost all men carry this particular gene.
- Lying at the westernmost point of the African continent, Senegal is the first sub-Saharan country encountered as one sails southward ‘around the bend’ from Europe.
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- The US English dictionary