Pronunciation: (wes'turn),[key] —adj. 1. lying toward or situated in the west: our company's western office. 2. directed or proceeding toward the west: a western migration. 3. coming or originating from the west, as a wind.
4. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, living in, or characteristic of the West, esp. the western U.S.: a Western ranch. 5. (usually cap.) Occidental: to adopt Western dress. 6. (usually cap.) of or pertaining to the non-Communist countries of Europe and the Americas: Western trade agreements. 7. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Western Church.
—n. 1. (often cap.) a story, movie, or radio or television play about the U.S. West of the 19th century.
2. See western sandwich. 3. a person or thing from a western region or country.