from The Century Dictionary.

  • Western.
  • [capitalized] A division of the Paleozoic strata in Pennsylvania, according to the nomenclature suggested by H. D. Rogers: it corresponds to the Catskill group of the New York survey, forming one of the divisions of the Upper Devonian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Western; occidental.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the west; the area of the setting sun
  • adjective pertaining to the west, westerly


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From Italian ponente ("west"), ultimately from Latin ponent-, ponens, present participle of ponere ("to place").


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  • She was a girl of about his size, which meant also his age, because the werewolves matured at the rate of their slow com - ponent, the human one.

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  • Fortunately his op - ponent was a child, and a childish example would suffice.

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  • The quick retreat caught Flint off guard, and he instantly crouched, watching his op - ponent warily.

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  • He really hadn't expected the luck of a full strike, but his op-ponent had evidently anticipated a blow to the head rather than the hand.

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  • He stored it in a far recess of his mind and moved on, concentrating on his work and his career, which by all ac-counts were far more successful than any selective com-ponent of his personal life.

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  • The quick retreat caught Flint off guard, and he instantly crouched, watching his op - ponent warily.

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  • Finding his op-ponent helpless, Emien crossed his dagger over his quillon and bore down with both hands.

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