western Definition

  • 1relating to the west or western countries
  • 2relating to or characteristic of the American West, especially in movies and literature

Using western: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "western" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Western world refers to Europe and North America.

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    Western medicine is based on scientific principles.

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    He loves watching Western movies.

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    She enjoys reading Western novels.

western Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for western

Phrases with western

  • the half of the earth that includes North and South America


    The Western Hemisphere has a diverse range of cultures and languages.

  • the culture and way of life of Europe and North America


    The influence of Western civilization can be seen in many parts of the world.

  • a diet that is high in red meat, processed food, and refined sugars, and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains


    The Western diet has been linked to many health problems.


Summary: western in Brief

The term 'western' [ˈwɛstərn] can refer to anything related to the west or western countries, or specifically to the American West as portrayed in movies and literature. Examples include 'Western medicine' and 'Western novels.' Phrases like 'Western Hemisphere' and 'Western civilization' denote broader cultural contexts, while 'Western diet' refers to a specific dietary pattern.

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