- 1 (also the west) the direction that you look toward to see the sun go down; one of the four main points of the compass Which way is west? Rain is spreading from the west. He lives to the west of (= further west than) the town. compare east, north, south
- 2 the West the countries of North America and western Europe I was born in Japan, but I've lived in the West for some years now.
- 3 the West the western side of the U.S. the history of the American West see also the Midwest, the Wild West
- 4the West (in the past) Western Europe and N. America, when contrasted with the Communist countries of Eastern Europe East-West relations
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NAmE//wɛst//[uncountable, singular] (abbreviation W., W)