west - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  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 driven 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 holidays in the west this year.

      west of:

      I work in the west of the city.

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    See also east
  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.