Western


Western
Western West"ern, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean. [1913 Webster]

Far o'er the glowing western main. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze. [1913 Webster]

{Western Church}. See {Latin Church}, under {Latin}.

{Western empire} (Hist.), the western portion of the Roman empire, as divided, by the will of Theodosius the Great, between his sons Honorius and Arcadius, a. d. 395. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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