From King Dictionary of Contemporary English western west‧ern 1 , Western / ˈwestən $ -ərn / ●●● S2 W2 adjective ( written abbreviation W ) 1 SAN SG in or from the west of a country or area the western end of the bay Western Australia 2 relating to ideas and ways of doing things that come from Europe and the Americas Western philosophies → country and western Examples from the Corpus western • I had wanted to cross a relatively low pass at the western end of the range. • Woman-centred psychology is grounded in a particular woman-centred form of western feminism. • In western Iowa, there's not a whole lot to do. • In addition there is a large western lunette window. • The objectives of the western operations would have to be clearly defined from the start. • There was a son who was married and living in western Pennsylvania. • For hours we searched the forests on the western slopes - nothing. western western 2 noun [countable ] AMF a film about life in the 19th century in the American West, especially the lives of cowboys ► see thesaurus at movie Examples from the Corpus western • But it's still a western. • Operation Condor contains shades of the Indiana Jones movies, westerns and B-grade adventures. • Barry Tubb is looking for a few cold bodies to appear in his new western. • It's a traditional western focused on the adventures of black cowboys. • This is not your typical western.