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west the direction behind a person facing the rising sun. [8 definitions]
West Bank an area in the Middle East between the west bank of the Jordan River and the eastern border of Israel, formerly part of Jordan and occupied by Israel in 1967.
West Berlin from 1949 to 1990, a small portion of West Germany located within the borders of East Germany.
westbound going toward the west.
West Coast the Pacific coast region of the United States, consisting of California, Oregon, and Washington.
westerly of, related to, or toward the west. [3 definitions]
western situated in, directed towards, coming from, or relating to the west. [4 definitions]
Western Church the branch of the Catholic Church recognizing the Pope and following the Latin rites; Roman Catholic Church. [2 definitions]
westerner (often cap.) a native or inhabitant of the West or of a western area or region.
Western Hemisphere the half of the earth that includes North, Central, and South America.
westernize to spread western customs, ideas, or values to.
westernmost farthest west.
Western omelet an omelet made with diced green peppers, onions, and ham.
Western Roman Empire one of two divisions of the Roman Empire, comprising most of Europe and part of North Africa, that existed from 395 until 476 A.D. (Cf. Eastern Roman Empire.)
Western saddle a heavy saddle, similar to that used by cowboys, that has a deep seat, a high cantle and pommel, and a horn projecting above the pommel.
Western Sahara a region of northwest Africa lying on the Atlantic coast and bordering Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania.
Western Samoa an island country in the South Pacific, comprising several islands northeast of Fiji. (Cf. American Samoa, Samoa.)
West Germany from 1949 to 1990, a central European country, also known as the Federal Republic of Germany, located between France and East Germany, now part of reunited Germany.
West Indies a large group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America, including the Antilles and the Bahamas.
west-northwest a point on the compass halfway between west and northwest. [2 definitions]
West Point the oldest military post in the U.S. and the seat of the U.S. Military Academy, located north of New York City on the western bank of the Hudson River.