1. western

adjective. ['ˈwɛstɝn, ˈhwɛstɝn'] relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts.


  • West
  • Occident
  • Hesperian


  • eastern United States
  • southeastern
  • middle Atlantic
  • mid-Atlantic

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Rhymes with Western

  • best-western
  • eastern
  • northeastern
  • northwestern
  • southeastern
  • western

How do you pronounce western?

Pronounce western as ˈwɛstərn.

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Sentences with western

1. Adjective
Cherokee, North Carolina is a mountain town in the western part of the state.

Quotes about western

1. We're so terrified of death in Western culture that we have to make up a myth of an afterlife. I think there's something to be said for living your life very mindful of the fact that you're going to die because I think you carry yourself differently. It doesn't have to be this big, negative bummer.
- Steve Earle

2. Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.
- Joel Osteen

3. A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.
- Stanislav Grof

2. western

adjective. ['ˈwɛstɝn, ˈhwɛstɝn'] of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River.


  • southwestern
  • midwestern
  • West
  • northwestern
  • west-central


  • northeastern
  • East
  • oriental
  • Orient

3. western

adjective. ['ˈwɛstɝn, ˈhwɛstɝn'] lying toward or situated in the west.


  • north

4. Western

noun. a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development.


  • spaghetti Western
  • feature film
  • horse opera

5. western

noun. ['ˈwɛstɝn, ˈhwɛstɝn'] a sandwich made from a western omelet.


  • sandwich


  • eastbound
  • eastward

6. western

adjective. ['ˈwɛstɝn, ˈhwɛstɝn'] of wind; from the west.


  • west


  • south
  • east-central