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West Sussex

  

      n   a county of SE England, comprising part of the former county of Sussex. Administrative centre: Chichester. Pop.: 714100 (1989 est.). Area: 1989 sq. km (768 sq. miles)  
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west         
      n  
1    one of the four cardinal points of the compass, 270° clockwise from north and 180° from east  
2    the direction along a parallel towards the sunset, at 270° clockwise from north  
3    the west   often cap   any area lying in or towards the west  
   Related adjs       Hesperian       Occidental  
4      (Cards)   usually cap   the player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass  
      adj  
5    situated in, moving towards, or facing the west  
6    (esp. of the wind) from the west  
      adv  
7    in, to, or towards the west  
8    Archaic   (of the wind) from the west  
9    go west  
Informal  
a    to be lost or destroyed irrevocably  
b    to die,   (Symbol)    W  
     (Old English; related to Old Norse vestr, Sanskrit avástat, Latin vesper evening, Greek hésperos)  


British West Africa  
      n   the former British possessions of Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast, and the former trust territories of Togoland and Cameroons  
British West Indies  
      pl n   the states in the Caribbean that are members of the Commonwealth: the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
Danish West Indies  
      pl n   the former possession of Denmark in the W Lesser Antilles, sold to the U.S. in 1917 and since then named the Virgin Islands of the United States  
Dutch West Indies  
      pl n      the. a former name of the       Netherlands Antilles  
French West Africa  
      n   a former group (1895--1958) of French Overseas Territories: consisted of Senegal, Mauritania, French Sudan, Burkina-Faso, Niger, French Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and Dahomey  
French West Indies  
      pl n   the. a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles, administered by France. Pop.: 632754 (latest est.). Area: 2792 sq. km (1077 sq. miles)  
galley-west  
      adv  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   into confusion, inaction, or unconsciousness (esp. in the phrase knock (someone or something) galley-west)  
     (C19: from English dialect colly-west awry, perhaps from Collyweston, a village in Northamptonshire)  
Griqualand West  
      n   an area of N South Africa, north of the Orange river: settled after 1803 by the Griquas; annexed by the British in 1871 following a dispute with the Orange Free State; became part of the Cape Colony in 1880. Chief town: Kimberley. Area: 39360 sq. km (15197 sq. miles)  
mae west  
      n  
Slang   an inflatable life jacket, esp. as issued to the U.S. armed forces for emergency use  
     (C20: after Mae West, 1892--1980, American actress, renowned for her generous bust)  
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania  
      n   a state of NE Germany, along the Baltic coast: consists of the former state of Mecklenburg and those parts of W Pomerania not incorporated into Poland after World War II: part of East Germany until 1990. Pop.: 1823100 (1996 est.)  
Middle West  
      n      another name for the       Midwest  
  Middle Western      adj  
  Middle Westerner      n  
Netherlands West Indies  
      pl n      the. a former name for the       Netherlands Antilles  
north by west  
      n  
1    one point on the compass west of north, 348° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
northwest by west  
      n  
1    one point on the compass south of northwest, 303° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
North-West Frontier Province  
      n   a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp. for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop.: 12287000 (1985 est.). Area: 74522 sq. km (28773 sq. miles)  
Portuguese West Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Angola  
Sackville-West  
      n   Victoria (Mary), known as Vita. 1892--1962, British writer and gardener, whose works include the novel The Edwardians (1930) and the poem The Land (1931). She is also noted for the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Married to Harold Nicolson  
south by west  
      n  
1    one point on the compass west of south; 191° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
South West Africa  
      n      another name for       Namibia  
southwest by west  
      n  
1    one point on the compass north of southwest, 236° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
Spanish West Africa  
      n   a former overseas territory of Spain in NW Africa: divided in 1958 into the overseas provinces of Ifni and Spanish Sahara  
  Spanish West African      adj, n  
West   [1]  
      n  
the  
1    the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident  
2    (formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the East  
   Compare       East       2  
3      (in the U.S.)  
a    that part of the U.S. lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi  
b    (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies  
4    (in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire  
      adj  
5   
a    of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc.  
b    (as part of a name)  
the West Coast     
West   [2]  
      n  
1    Benjamin. 1738--1820, U.S. painter, in England from 1763  
2    Mae. 1892--1980, U.S. film actress  
3    Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903--40, U.S. novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)  
4    Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892--1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic  
West Atlantic  
      n  
1    the W part of the Atlantic Ocean, esp. the N Atlantic around North America  
2    a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, spoken in Senegal and in scattered areas eastwards, including Fulani and Wolof  
      adj  
3    relating to or belonging to this group of languages  
West Bank  
      n   the. an autonomous Palestinian region in the Middle East on the W bank of the River Jordan, comprising the hills of Judaea and Samaria and part of Jerusalem: formerly part of Palestine: became part of Jordan after the ceasefire of 1949: occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. The provision of the Camp David Agreement that the West Bank should be granted a degree of Palestinian autonomy was re-established in 1993 by a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Negotiations to determine the final status of the region have continued. Pop.: 1881000 (1998 est.). Area: 5879 sq. km (2270 sq. miles)  
West Bengal  
      n   a state of E India, on the Bay of Bengal: formed in 1947 from the Hindu area of Bengal; additional territories added in 1950 (Cooch Behar), 1954 (Chandernagor), and 1956 (part of Bihar); mostly low-lying and crossed by the Hooghly River. Capital: Calcutta. Pop.: 73600000 (1994 est.). Area: 88752 sq. km (34260 sq. miles)  
West Berkshire  
      n   a unitary authority in S England. Pop.: 143700 (1996 est.) Area: 705 sq. km (272 sq. miles)  
West Berlin  
      n   (formerly) the part of Berlin under U.S., British, and French control  
  West Berliner      n, adj  
West Bromwich  
      n   a town in central England, in Sandwell unitary authority, West Midlands: industrial centre. Pop.: 146386 (1991)  
west by north  
      n  
1    one point on the compass north of west, 281° 15′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
west by south  
      n  
1    one point on the compass south of west, 258° 45′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
West Coast jazz  
      n   a type of cool jazz displaying a soft intimate sound, regular rhythms, and a tendency to incorporate academic classical devices into jazz, such as fugue  
West Country  
      n   the. the southwest of England, esp. Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset  
West Dunbartonshire  
      n   a council area of W central Scotland, on Loch Lomond and the Clyde estuary: corresponds to part of the historical county of Dunbartonshire; part of Strathclyde Region from 1975 to 1996: engineering industries. Administrative centre: Dumbarton. Pop.: 95760 (1996 est.). Area: 162 sq. km (63 sq. miles)  
West End  
      n   the. a part of W central London containing the main shopping and entertainment areas  
West Flanders  
      n   a province of W Belgium: the country's chief agricultural province. Capital: Bruges. Pop.: 1122849 (1996 est.). Area: 3132 sq. km (1209 sq. miles)  
West Germanic  
      n   a subbranch of the Germanic languages that consists of English, Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Low German, German, Yiddish, and their associated dialects  
West Germany  
      n   a former republic in N central Europe, on the North Sea: established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British, Americans, and French after the defeat of Nazi Germany; a member of the European Community; reunited with East Germany in 1990,   (Official name)    Federal Republic of Germany      See also       Germany  
  West German      adj, n  
West Glamorgan  
      n   a former county in S Wales, formed in 1974 from part of Glamorgan and the county borough of Swansea: replaced in 1996 by the county of Swansea and the county borough of Neath Port Talbot  
West Hartlepool  
      n   a former town in NE England, in Co. Durham: part of Hartlepool since 1967  
West Highland white terrier  
      n   a small pure white terrier having a hard straight coat and erect ears and tail  
West Indian  
      adj  
1    of or relating to the West Indies, its inhabitants, or their language or culture  
2    native to or derived from the West Indies  
      n  
3    a native or inhabitant of the West Indies  
4    a person of West Indian descent  
West Indies  
      pl n   an archipelago off Central America, extending over 2400 km (1500 miles) in an arc from the peninsula of Florida to Venezuela, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean: consists of the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahamas; largest island is Cuba. Area: over 235000 sq. km (91000 sq. miles),   (Also called)    the Caribbean  
West Irian  
      n      the English name for       Irian Jaya  
West Lothian  
      n   a council area and historical county of central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: became part of Lothian region in 1975: reinstated as an independent authority (with revised boundaries) in 1996: agriculture, oil-refining. Administrative centre: Livingston. Pop.: 150770 (1996 est.). Area: 425 sq. km (164 sq. miles)  
West Midlands  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a metropolitan county of central England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Solihull, and Coventry. Area: 899 sq. km (347 sq. miles)  
west-northwest  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    WNW  
West Pakistan  
      n      the former name (until the end of 1971) of       Pakistan  
West Point  
      n   the U.S. Army installation in New York State that houses the U.S. Military Academy  
West Prussia  
      n   a former province of NE Prussia, on the Baltic: assigned to Poland in 1945,   (German name)    Westpreussen  
West Riding  
      n   (until 1974) an administrative division of Yorkshire, now part of West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire  
West Saxon     (in Anglo-Saxon England)  
      adj  
1    of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect  
      n  
2    the dialect of Old English spoken in Wessex: the chief literary dialect of Old English  
   See also       Anglian       Kentish  
3    an inhabitant of Wessex  
west-southwest  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between southwest and west, 247° 30′ clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    WSW  
West Sussex  
      n   a county of SE England, comprising part of the former county of Sussex. Administrative centre: Chichester. Pop.: 714100 (1989 est.). Area: 1989 sq. km (768 sq. miles)  
West Virginia  
      n   a state of the eastern U.S.: part of Virginia until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861); consists chiefly of the Allegheny Plateau; bounded on the west by the Ohio River; coal-mining. Capital: Charleston. Pop.: 1815787 (1997 est.). Area: 62341 sq. km (24070 sq. miles),   (Abbrevs.)    W. Va     (with zip code)   WV  
  West Virginian      adj, n  
West Yorkshire  
      n   a metropolitan county of N England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. Area: 2039 sq. km (787 sq. miles)  
Wild West  
      n   the western U.S. during its settlement, esp. with reference to its frontier lawlessness  
Wild West show  
      n     (U.S)   a show or circus act presenting feats of horsemanship, shooting, etc.  

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home is the best place to be no matter where it is
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Feeling like a superhero in spandex. To feel like Adam West
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