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western

west·ern

western

 
pronunciation:
we strn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: situated in, directed towards, coming from, or relating to the west.
We watched the sun setting in the western sky.The western states are experiencing especially dry weather this month.
definition 2: (cap.) coming from or characteristic of the western half of the world, esp. Europe and the Americas, as opposed to the eastern half; occidental.
The music of Beethoven and Mozart is of the Western musical tradition.Western medicine focuses on specific diseases and on drugs to fight these diseases.
definition 3: (usu. cap.) having to do with the American West, esp. during the nineteenth century.
He always loved the old Western movies they used to show on late night TV.
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. cap.) a book, film, play, etc. depicting life in the American West, esp. that of the nineteenth century.
It seems like there was always a gunfight taking place in the street outside of some saloon in these TV Westerns.
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