Meaning of WESTERN in English

WESTERN

/ ˈwestən; NAmE -ərn/ adjective , noun

■ adjective

1.

[ only before noun ] ( abbr. W ) (also Western ) located in the west or facing west :

western Spain

Western Europe

the western slopes of the mountain

2.

(usually Western ) connected with the west part of the world, especially Europe and N America :

Western art

—see also country and western

■ noun

a film / movie or book about life in the western US in the 19th century, usually involving cowboys

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English westerne (from west and -ern ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.