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:

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 ... 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 ...
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% ... Lutherans, and Anglicans are some of the larger and older Western denominations outside the Roman Catholic Church ...
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 created (known as the Lublin Poles) ... Recognition 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 - 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 criticism of Greek New Testament manuscripts ...
Julius Nepos - Rise To Power
... who had been raised to the throne by the Burgundian magister militum Gundobad in the western capital of Ravenna ... Under Roman law, Leo was the sole legitimate Emperor and had the right to select a new western counterpart ... 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 Marcellinus' rule there ...

More definitions of "western":

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

Famous quotes containing the word western:

    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)

    So motionless, she seemed stone dead—just seemed:
    She was too old for death, too old for life,
    For as if jealous of all living forms
    She had lain there before bivalves began
    To catacomb their shells on western mountains.
    Edwin John Pratt (1882–1964)

    Signal smokes, war drums, feathered bonnets against the western sky. New messiahs, young leaders are ready to hurl the finest light cavalry in the world against Fort Stark. In the Kiowa village, the beat of drums echoes in the pulsebeat of the young braves. Fighters under a common banner, old quarrels forgotten, Comanche rides with Arapaho, Apache with Cheyenne. All chant of war. War to drive the white man forever from the red man’s hunting ground.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)