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west

noun [U]  /west/ ( abbreviation W.) us  
the direction where the sun goes down in the evening that is opposite east, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. The sun sets in the west.
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west

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /west/ ( abbreviation W.) us  
lying toward, coming from, or being at the west part: the west coast The town is west of here.
Translations of “west”
in Spanish oeste…
in Korean 서쪽…
in Arabic غَرْب…
in Portuguese oeste…
in French ouest…
in German der Westen…
in Catalan oest…
in Japanese 西…
in Italian ovest…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西,西方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西,西方…
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