What is western?

  • (adj): Lying toward or situated in the west.
    Example: "Our company's western office"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on western:

Potsdam Conference - Agreements Made Between The Leaders At Potsdam - Potsdam Agreement - Poland
... See also Western betrayal and Territorial changes of Poland after World War II A Provisional Government of National Unity recognized by all three powers should be ... of the Soviet controlled government by the Western Powers effectively meant the end of recognition for the existing Polish government-in-exile (known as the London Poles) ... The provisional western border should be the Oder-Neisse line, defined by the Oder and Neisse rivers ...
Western Christianity
... Western Christianity is a term used to include the Latin Church of the Catholic Church and groups historically derivative thereof, including the churches of the Anglican, Lutheran ... Western Christianity makes up about 90% of Christians worldwide ... Western Christianity developed and came to be predominant in most of Western, Northern, Central, Southern and parts of Eastern Europe, ancient Northern Africa, Southern Africa, and throughout Australia and the Western ...
Julius Nepos - Rise To Power
... who had been raised to the throne by the Burgundian magister militum Gundobad in the western capital of Ravenna ... Emperor and had the right to select a new western counterpart ... already governor of the province of Dalmatia, technically a part of the western empire but in practical terms an autonomous region since at least the time of ...
Western Christianity - Western Denominations
... Western Christianity makes up about 90% of Christians worldwide, with the Roman Catholic Church accounting for over half and various Protestant and related denominations making up another 40% ... and Anglicans are some of the larger and older Western denominations outside the Roman Catholic Church ...
Western - Other Uses
... Western Publishing, a defunct publishing company The Western, a hotel/casino in Las Vegas Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada Western text-type, used in textual ...

More definitions of "western":

  • (adj): Lying in or toward the west.
    Synonyms: westerly
  • (noun): A film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development.
    Synonyms: horse opera
  • (adj): Of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River.
    Example: "A Western ranch"
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of regions of western parts of the world.
    Example: "The Western Hemisphere"; "Western Europe"; "the Western Roman Empire"
  • (adj): Of wind; from the west.
    Synonyms: westerly

Famous quotes containing the word western:

    I wouldn’t say when you’ve seen one Western you’ve seen the lot; but when you’ve seen the lot you get the feeling you’ve seen one.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926)

    It is so manifestly incompatible with those precautions for our peace and safety, which all the great powers habitually observe and enforce in matters affecting them, that a shorter water way between our eastern and western seaboards should be dominated by any European government, that we may confidently expect that such a purpose will not be entertained by any friendly power.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    It appeared that he had once represented his tribe at Augusta, and also once at Washington, where he had met some Western chiefs. He had been consulted at Augusta, and gave advice, which he said was followed, respecting the eastern boundary of Maine, as determined by highlands and streams, at the time of the difficulties on that side. He was employed with the surveyors on the line. Also he called on Daniel Webster in Boston, at the time of his Bunker Hill oration.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)