(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. situated in or facing or moving toward the west

Similar word(s): westbound, westerly, westward, western, westernmost, westmost, westside


1. to, toward, or in the west

- we moved west to Arizona

- situated west of Boston


1. the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America

Similar word(s): occident

Definition categories: location

2. the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

Similar word(s): westward

Definition categories: link

3. the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River

Definition categories: location

4. the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point

Definition categories: link, direction

5. a location in the western part of a country, region, or city

Definition categories: location


1. To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. [from 15th c.]