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 ...
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 ...
Julius Nepos - Rise To Power
... by the Burgundian magister militum Gundobad in the western capital of Ravenna ... Leo was the sole legitimate Emperor and had the right to select a new western counterpart ... a relative and already governor of the province of Dalmatia, technically a part of the western empire but in practical terms an autonomous region since at least ...
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 ... Recognition of the Soviet controlled government by the Western Powers effectively meant the end of recognition for the existing Polish government-in-exile (kno ... The provisional western border should be the Oder-Neisse line, defined by the Oder and Neisse rivers ...
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 ... Lutherans, and Anglicans are some of the larger and older Western denominations outside the Roman Catholic Church ...

More definitions of "western":

  • (adj): Of wind; from the west.
    Synonyms: westerly
  • (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"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word western:

    It is fatally easy for Western folk, who have discarded chastity as a value for themselves, to suppose that it can have no value for anyone else. At the same time as Californians try to re-invent “celibacy,” by which they seem to mean perverse restraint, the rest of us call societies which place a high value on chastity “backward.”
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    There has never been in history another such culture as the Western civilization M a culture which has practiced the belief that the physical and social environment of man is subject to rational manipulation and that history is subject to the will and action of man; whereas central to the traditional cultures of the rivals of Western civilization, those of Africa and Asia, is a belief that it is environment that dominates man.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    Western man represents himself, on the political or psychological stage, in a spectacular world-theater. Our personality is innately cinematic, light-charged projections flickering on the screen of Western consciousness.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)