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noun [uncountable] west pronunciation in American English /west/
  1. 1
    the direction that is behind you when you are looking at the rising sun, usually on the left on a map
    Which way is west?
    We’ve been driving from east to west.
    1. a.

      the west

      the part of a country, region, or place that is in the west
      They’re taking their vacation in the west this year.
      west of: I work in the west of the city.
    See also east1
  2. 2

    the West

    the part of the world that includes Europe and North America
    The West’s response was likely to be decided on Saturday.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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