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English definition of “the West”

the West

the part of the US west of the Mississippi River: The museum grounds contain an Indian tepee and a large, heavy wagon used by early 19th-century settlers of the West. the West North America and the countries in the western part of Europe are also referred to as the West: The West must make a commitment to Africa to help find solutions to the continent's problems.
(Definition of the West from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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