Meaning of WESTERN in English


adj. & n.

adj. 1 of or in the west; inhabiting the west. 2 lying or directed towards the west. 3 (Western) of or relating to the West (see WEST n. 2).

n. a film or novel about cowboys in western North America. Western Church the part of Christendom that has continued to derive its authority, doctrine, and ritual from the popes in Rome. Western hemisphere the half of the earth containing the Americas. Western roll a technique of turning the body over the bar in high-jumping. westernmost adj.

[ OE westerne (as WEST, -ERN) ]

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