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lying toward or situated in the west:
our company’s western office.
directed or proceeding toward the west:
a western migration.
coming or originating from the west, as a wind.
(often initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, living in, or characteristic of the West, especially the western U.S.:
a Western ranch.
(usually initial capital letter) Occidental:
to adopt Western dress.
(usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the non-Communist countries of Europe and the Americas:
Western trade agreements.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Western Church.
(often initial capital letter) a story, movie, or radio or television play about the U.S. West of the 19th century.
a person or thing from a western region or country.
Contemporary Examples

He was only responsive to his western allies, especially the United States.
Hosni Mubarak’s Human-Rights Horrors David Keyes February 5, 2011

[…] western societies almost never give their children names which denote violence.
Islamophobe With Militarist Name Attacks Muslims For Militarist Names Ali Gharib April 11, 2013

Most heinously of all, she carried pictures of western pop stars, notably Celine Dion, on her mobile phone.
Women in Timbuktu Were Singled Out During al Qaeda Occupation The Telegraph February 3, 2013

If those meetings produce regional support for western intervention, that will change the political dynamic.
Obama’s Libya Gamble John Barry March 10, 2011

Those are western terms, laden with connotations of culture and medicalization.
Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay Jay Michaelson March 30, 2014

Historical Examples

They were western Americans, and not over much used to imposition.
Susy, A Story of the Plains Bret Harte

In truth, it’s amazing to take count of the western men among us in all the professions.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

First I went to the western end where the chief’s son stood.
Allan’s Wife H. Rider Haggard

How’s it come you didn’t have a western Union frank this year?
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

The western inhabitants are not a silent and uncomplaining sacrifice.
American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Various

situated in or towards or facing the west
going or directed to or towards the west
(of a wind, etc) coming or originating from the west
native to, inhabiting, or growing in the west
(music) See country and western
of, relating to, or characteristic of the West as opposed to the Orient
(formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Americas and the parts of Europe not under Communist rule
of, relating to, or characteristic of the western states of the US
a film, book, etc, concerned with life in the western states of the US, esp during the era of exploration and early development

“toward or of the west,” Old English westerne (see west) + -erne, suffix denoting direction. The noun meaning “book or movie about the Old West” is first attested 1909.


: Link can’t take a welsh, so he looks around for a way to get his dough


To default on or evade an obligation, esp paying a gambling debt: Say, are you going to welsh on me?/ Some American officials feel that the Syrians welshed on their promise (1857+)

[apparently fr the same bigoted stereotype of the Welsh reflected in the English nursery rhyme ”Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,” although perhaps a borrowing of German Welsch, ”foreigner”]


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