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parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the direction behind a person facing the rising sun.
definition 2: one of the four major points of direction on the compass. The west is directly opposite the east.
definition 3: (often capital) the western part of a country or area.
He's moving to the west to look for work.
definition 4: (capital) the western part of the world as distinguished from the East.
This cook blends traditions from the East and the West.
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: from, of, or in the west.
There's a west wind blowing.
definition 2: toward or facing the west.
My room is in the west wing of the house.
part of speech: adverb
definition: from, in, or toward the west.
The pioneers traveled west in search of a new home.