West by north, West by south, according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 11¼° to the north or south, respectively, of the point due west.West northwest, West southwest, that point which lies 22½° to the north or south of west, or halfway between west and northwest or southwest, respectively. See Illust. of Compass.

(West), a. Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west line; a west wind blows from the west.

This shall be your west border.
Num. xxxiv. 6.

West end, the fashionable part of London, commencing from the east, at Charing Cross.

(Werre) n. War. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Wer"rey) v. t. To warray. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Werst) n. See Verst.

(Wert) The second person singular, indicative and subjunctive moods, imperfect tense, of the verb be. It is formed from were, with the ending -t, after the analogy of wast. Now used only in solemn or poetic style.

(Wert), n. A wart. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Wer`y*an"gle) n. See Wariangle. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(We"sand) n. See Weasand. [Obs.]

(Wesh) obs. imp. of Wash. Washed. Chaucer.

(We"sil) n. See Weasand. [Obs.]

(Wes"ley*an) a. [See Wesleyanism.] Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.

(Wes"ley*an), n. (Eccl.) One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist.

(Wes"ley*an*ism) n. (Eccl.) The system of doctrines and church polity inculcated by John Wesley the founder of the religious sect called Methodist; Methodism. See Methodist, n., 2.

(West) n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. . . Cf. Vesper, Visigoth.]

1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east.

And fresh from the west is the free wind's breath.

2. A country, or region of country, which, with regard to some other country or region, is situated in the direction toward the west.

3. Specifically: (a) The Westen hemisphere, or the New World so called, it having been discovered by sailing westward from Europe; the Occident. (b) (U. S. Hist. & Geog.) Formerly, that part of the United States west of the Alleghany mountains; now, commonly, the whole region west of the Mississippi river; esp., that part which is north of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, etc. Usually with the definite article.

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