Meaning of WESTERN in English


[west.ern] adj [ME westerne, fr. OE; akin to OHG westroni western, OE west] (bef. 12c) 1 a: coming from the west "a ~ storm" b: lying toward the west

2. cap: of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated West: as a: steeped in or stemming from the Greco-Roman traditions b: of or relating to the noncommunist countries of Europe and America c: of or relating to the American West 3 cap: of or relating to the Roman Catholic or Protestant segment of Christianity "Western liturgies" -- west.ern.most adj

[2]western n (1612) 1: one that is produced in or characteristic of a western region and esp. the western U.S.

2. often cap: a novel, story, motion picture, or broadcast dealing with life in the western U.S. esp. during the latter half of the 19th century

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.