- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
WEST, noun [Latin , a decline or fall, departure. In elements, it coincides with waste.]
1. In strictness, that point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinox, or any point in a direct line between the spectator or other object, and that point of the horizon; or west is the intersection of the prime vertical with the horizon, on that side where the sun sets. west is directly opposite to east, and one of the cardinal points. In a less strict sense, west is the region of the hemisphere near the point where the sun sets when in the equator. Thus we say, a star sets in the west a meteor appears in the west a cloud rises in the west
2. A country situated in the region towards the sun-setting, with respect to another. Thus in the United States, the inhabitants of the Atlantic states speak of the inhabitants of Ohio, Kentucky or Missouri, and call them people of the west; and formerly, the empire of Rome was called the empire of the west in opposition to the empire of the East, the seat of which was Constantinople.
1. Being in a line towards the point where the sun sets when in the equator; or in a looser sense, being in the region near the line of direction towards that point, either on the earth or in the heavens.
This shall be your west border. Numbers 34:6.
2. Coming or moving from the west or western region; as a west wind.
WEST, adverb To the western region; at the westward; more westward; as, Ireland lies west of England.
WEST, verb intransitive To pass to the west; to set, as the sun. [Not in use.]
WESTERING, adjective Passing to the west. [I believe not now used.]
1. Being towards the west; situated in the western region; as the westerly parts of England.
2. Moving from the westward; as a westerly wind.
WESTERLY, adverb Tending, going or moving towards the west; as a man traveling westerly
1. Being in the west, or int he region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as the western shore of France; the western ocean.
2. Moving in a line to the part where the sun sets; as, the ship makes a western course.
WESTING, noun Space or distance westward; or departure; as the westing and southing of a ship.
Sea-ward, i.e., toward the Mediterranean (Deuteronomy 3:27).
WESTWARD, adverb [Latin] Towards the west; as, to ride or sail westward
WESTWARDLY, adverb In a direction towards the west; as, to pass westwardly