westernadjective(also Western) uk /ˈwes.tən/ us /ˈwes.tɚn/
western adjective (DIRECTION)
- In the 1800s, thousands of homesteaders settled on the prairies of the western US.
- The Rockies are a mountain range in the western USA.
- In western Europe, a seven- to eight-hour working day is about the average.
- The western edge of the desert is home to many rare species of plants.
- He was an officer on the western front.
western adjective (COUNTRIES)
- The book discusses the impact of Christian thinking on western society.
- His work explores the influence of Chinese philosophy on western thought.
- Western culture is viewed with suspicion in parts of Asia.
- Parts of the country are beginning to embrace western culture.
- He argued that many western values were antithetical to the teachings of Islam.
westernnoun [C](also Western) uk /ˈwes.tən/ us /ˈwes.tɚn/ (UK also cowboy film, US also cowboy movie)
- John Ford's westerns celebrated the grandeur of the American landscape.
- Westerns often deal with the conflict between outlaws and the defenders of law and order.
- Most westerns are set in the late 1800s.
- The cinema is showing a season of westerns next month.
- The western is his favourite movie genre.