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Western Sahara a region of northwest Africa lying on the Atlantic coast and bordering Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania.
West Germany a country in central Europe until 1990. West Germany was once known as the Federal Republic of Germany by itself, but is now united with East Germany to form one country, the current Federal Republic of Germany.
West Indies a large group of islands in the North Atlantic between North and South America. The West Indies include the Antilles and the Bahamas.
West Virginia a state in the eastern United States. Its capital is Charleston. (abbreviated: WV)
westward toward the west. [2 definitions]
wet soaked, made moist, or covered with water or another liquid. [6 definitions]
wet one's whistle to have something to drink.
we've shortened form of "we have."
whack to hit or smack with a sharp blow. [2 definitions]
whale1 a very large mammal that lives in the water. Most kinds of whales live in the ocean. They have a body shaped like a dolphin or porpoise, flippers for front limbs, and a flat, triangular tail. Some kinds of whales have teeth; others feed with baleen. [2 definitions]
whaling1 the business or work of hunting and killing whales and selling their parts.
wham used to imitate the sound of a loud noise made by hard blow, heavy falling object, or explosion.
wharf a structure built along a shore, and often into the water, where boats and ships dock; pier.
what which thing or kind of thing. [7 definitions]
whatever anything or everything that. [5 definitions]
what makes one tick what causes one's behavior (often used as a question).
what's shortened form of "what is" or "what has."
wheat the grain obtained from certain grasses and used in making flour and other foods. [2 definitions]
wheel a round frame that turns on the axle. Wheels are found on cars, trucks, bikes, wagons and other things. [6 definitions]
wheelbarrow a small cart with one or two wheels in front, two legs at the rear, and handles for pushing. Wheelbarrows are used to carry rocks, soil, leaves, and other materials short distances.
wheelchair a chair on two large wheels that is used by those who cannot walk from place to place.