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English definition of “west”

west

adverb (also West)     /west/ (written abbreviation W)
A2 towards the west: Go due (= directly) west until you see a lake. The balcony faces west.Direction of motionPoints of the compassPoints of the compassDirection of motion Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?See more
(Definition of west adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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