Westing West"ing, n. (Naut. & Surv.) The distance, reckoned toward the west, between the two meridians passing through the extremities of a course, or portion of a ship's path; the departure of a course which lies to the west of north. [1913 Webster]

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  • westing — [wes′tiŋ] n. 1. Naut. the distance due west covered by a vessel traveling on any westerly course 2. a westerly direction …   English World dictionary

  • Westing — Giso Westing (* 1. Mai 1955 in Hannover) ist ein deutscher Maler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werk 3 Literatur 4 Weblinks // …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • westing — /ˈwɛstɪŋ/ (say westing) noun 1. westward movement or deviation. 2. the distance due west made on any course tending westwards. {west + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • westing — noun Date: 1628 westerly progress ; a going westward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • westing — /wes ting/, n. 1. Navig. the distance due west made good on any course tending westward; westerly departure. 2. Survey. a distance west from a north south reference line. [1620 30; WEST + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • westing — noun a) A distance west of a datum line on a map or chart b) A distance travelled westward …   Wiktionary

  • westing — n. going or progressing westward; distance westward; difference in longitude between two positions resulting from movement in a westerly direction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • westing — noun 1》 distance travelled or measured westward, especially at sea. 2》 a figure or line representing westward distance on a map …   English new terms dictionary

  • westing — west·ing …   English syllables

  • westing — west•ing [[t]ˈwɛs tɪŋ[/t]] n. naut. the distance due west made good on any course tending westward • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

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