(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts

- the western world

- western thought

Similar word(s): hesperian, occidental

2. of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River

- a Western ranch

Similar word(s): southwestern, midwestern, northwestern

3. lying toward or situated in the west

- our company's western office

Similar word(s): west

4. of wind; from the west

Similar word(s): west, westerly

Sentences with western as an adjective:

- the western approaches


1. a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development

Definition categories: communication, feature

2. a sandwich made from a western omelet

Definition categories: food, sandwich