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western

adjective uk (also Western)   /ˈwes.tən/ us    /-tɚn/

western adjective (DIRECTION)

B1 (written abbreviation W) in or from the west of a place: western Europe California and other western statesPoints of the compassDirection of motion

western adjective (COUNTRIES)

B1 relating to countries in the west part of the world, especially North America and countries in the west of Europe: western opinion/culture a Western-educated engineer western medicineContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation

western

noun [C] uk (also Western)   /ˈwes.tən/ us    /-tɚn/ (UK also cowboy film, US also cowboy movie)
a film based on stories about life in the west of the US in the pastTypes of film and cinema ratings
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