I. adjective Etymology: Middle English westerne, from Old English; akin to Old High German westrōni western, Old English west Date: before 12th century 1. a. coming from the west <
a western storm
b. lying toward the west 2. capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated West: as a. steeped in or stemming from the Greco-Roman traditions <
Western culture
b. of or relating to the noncommunist countries of Europe and America c. of or relating to the American West <
Western clothes
3. capitalized of or relating to the Roman Catholic or Protestant segment of Christianity <
Western liturgies
westernmost adjective II. noun Date: 1612 1. one that is produced in or characteristic of a western region and especially the western United States 2. often capitalized a novel, story, motion picture, or broadcast dealing with life in the western United States especially during the latter half of the 19th century

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