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westwest1, West /west/ ●●● S1 W2 noun [singular, uncountable]  1 SGthe direction towards which the sun goes down, and which is on the left if you are facing northfrom/towards the west A damp wind blew from the west.to the west (of something) a village to the west of Brussels2 the west
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westWhich way is west?The weather continued to deteriorate with low-flying scud and rain squalls from the west.A fierce solidarity was forged of a kind that has become archaic in the west.It stops short at the Palace in the west, and the Admiralty in the north.This leads to the final area of resemblance to the great cities of the west, namely social structure.from/towards the westDelight died at six thirty-eight a.m. when the first enemy aircraft appeared from the west.I frittered away the morning and then got Armstrong wound up and headed towards the West End.He is to bring the men under his command in from the west.Yet this political hostility did not prevent its welcoming, on occasion, cultural influence from the West.Certainly not from the West or South.A bad weather front feeling its way over from the west like a nasty white octopus in the blue summer sky.Seen from the West, the quarrel is ridiculous.As he rounded the tip of Cape Horn, a storm blew up from the west.
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westwest2, West ●●● S3 W3 adjective [only before noun] (written abbreviation W)  1 DNSGin the west or facing the west the west door of the church farmers in West Africa2 HEMa west wind comes from the west
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westWe drove down the west coast of the U.S.
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westwest3 ●●● S3 W3 adverb (written abbreviation W)  1 DNtowards the west The route then heads west over Gerrick Moor.west of The walk starts at Alnham, six miles west of Bridge of Aln. a west-facing window2 out west3 go west
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westThe window faces west.The Kushans controlled the exchange of goods as they moved east and west.Trade moves east across the bridge and it will not be long before the Ottoman armies will move west.So he had no choice but to head west again, then north toward salvation.We headed west, crossed Sixth Avenue.Major bridges will be required to cross the Kerteh river and two rivers running northwest and west from Kemaman Point.Originally from New Hampshire, Sheridan made the journey west in 1994, and now resides in Utah.The city of Custer, located 15 miles west of the park, has several restaurants and grocers.Cowtown Keeylocko is approximately 41 miles west on Ajo.Go west on I-80 toward Denverwest of70 miles west of Flagstaff
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WestWest noun  1 the West2 SGthe western part of the US Midwest, West Coast
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WestRalph Castaneda, a West exercise rider and friend of the owners, recommended his boss.Beyond the glittering street was darkness, and beyond the darkness the West.What people wanted was food in the shops and a slice of the materialist cake they saw being gobbled in the West.Do we have any such teaching in the West?The attackers' car drove off in the direction of the West Bank town of Ramallah.Garnett comes swooping down from somewhere out of the West Maui Mountains to reject the shot.The end of the Wall gives a powerful impetus for new security thinking, which the West would be foolish to ignore.Meanwhile, the status of Mr Milosevic likely will become a test case for relations with the West.
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