Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • West, Benjamin 1738-1820. American painter. The first American to study art in Italy (1760-1763), he settled in England and quickly became a prominent artist. The Death of General Wolfe (1770) is among his most important works.
  • West, Jerome Alan Known as "Jerry.” Born 1938. American basketball player, coach, and general manager. As guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1973), he became one of the National Basketball Association's all-time scoring leaders, and as coach and general manager he helped lead the Lakers to five world championships.
  • West, Mae 1892?-1980. American actress known for her sultry stage persona. Her films include I'm No Angel (1933) and My Little Chickadee (1940).
  • West, Nathanael Pen name of Nathan Weinstein. 1903-1940. American writer known for his novels of dark comedy, such as Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939).
  • West, Dame Rebecca Pen name of Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews. 1892-1983. British writer and critic whose works include psychological novels, such as The Judge (1922), critical studies, as of Henry James (1916), a historical study of Yugoslavia (1942), and several reports on the Nuremberg trials.

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  • proper n. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
  • proper n. the Western Bloc (the noncommunist countries of Europe and America)
  • proper n. The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
  • proper n. The western states of the United States.
  • proper n. The European Union a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 27 member states.
  • proper n. regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation
  • proper n. The western part of any region
  • proper n. the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the west or at the left of a diagram
  • proper n. a person (as a bridge player) occupying this position during a specified activity
  • proper n. A surname for a newcomer from the west, or someone who lived to the west of a village.

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Examples

  • So if a democracy decides that they don't want equal rights for gays or other religions, should the west impose a dictator on the country until the populace learn to only do what the West finds acceptable?

    Multiculturalism: Mr Cameron's crude caricature solves no problems | Observer editorial

  • "So if a democracy decides that they don't want equal rights for gays or other religions, should the west impose a dictator on the country until the populace learn to only do what the West finds acceptable?"

    Multiculturalism: Mr Cameron's crude caricature solves no problems | Observer editorial

  • If a country democratically decides that they don't want equal rights for gays or other religions, should the west impose a dictator on the country until the populace learn to only do what the West finds acceptable?

    Multiculturalism: Mr Cameron's crude caricature solves no problems | Observer editorial

  • Such a pattern is composed of a ridge in the jet stream off the west coast (high pressure at the surface), a trough (a southward dip in the jet stream) and cold weather over the West and a ridge and warmth over the Southeast.

    Bad pattern for snow through end of February

  •  Movies of John Wayne out west in black and white, then into World War II from air and land, a foray into Vietnam, and finally finishing withTrue Grit, a vision of the Duke returned to the West, this time in color, though for us only in green.

    The Nielsens (part two)

  • Shadows long before me lie, beneath the ever-bending sky, but islands lie behind the Sun that I shall raise ere all is done; lands there are to west of West, where night is quiet and sleep is rest.

    Tim Russert Has Passed Away

  • We need allies (check: internationally respected and was an ambassador to the UN); we need energy policy (check: former sec. of Energy and have instituted real reform as governor); Dems can make progress in the west (check: popular gov. of a swing state in the West); Need to win back and solidify support of the Hispanic community (check: he's Hispanic).

    Obama Raised Over $20 Million, Aides Say

  • WEST: I think it had everything to do with the West family.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2009

  • What jumps out of the article, however, is his scathing condemnation of the west for failing to grasp what he knows from first-hand experience to be the truth: Why are some leftist groups and individuals standing alongside radical Islamic leaders in order to fight democratic values in the West?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • However, when not taken literally we have the three stars, neatly aligned in Orion, s Belt rising like hikers in the east and heading west following the SUN or SON that has to be in the West to find.

    Counting Down to Christmas and the Birth of the SUN

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