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"western" in British English

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westernadjective

also Western uk   /ˈwes.tən/ us   /ˈwes.tɚn/
  • western adjective (DIRECTION)

B1 written abbreviation W in or from the west of a place: western Europe California and other western states

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  • 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 medicine

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westernnoun [C]

also Western uk   /ˈwes.tən/ us   /ˈwes.tɚn/ UK also cowboy film, US also cowboy movie
a film based on stories about life in the west of the US in the past

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(Definition of western from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"western" in American English

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westernnoun [C]

us   /ˈwes·tərn/
a movie based on stories about life in the part of the US west of the Mississippi River when white people began going there to live in the 19th century

westernadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈwes·tərn/ abbreviation W.
lying toward, facing, or coming from the west: Grand Rapids is in the western part of Michigan.
(Definition of western from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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