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Look up West in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Western is an adjective and is used to refer to things that are in the West. It also has a number of more specific meanings: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ...


In geography and politics:

  • Western world, a particular group of countries, also referred to as the Occident
  • Western Canada, referring to British Columbia and the Prairie Provinces of Canada
  • Western United States, referring to the Western portion of the United States, sometimes referred to as the "American West"
  • Western, New York, a town in Oneida County, New York

In cultural history: The term Western World or the West can have multiple meanings depending on its context. ... Western Canada is a geographic region of Canada, also known as simply the West, generally considered to be west of the province of Ontario. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Western is a town located in Oneida County, New York. ...

In entertainment: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Western World. ...

  • Western (genre), a literary and dramatic genre found in books, films, paintings, and television and radio programs throughout the 20th century, featuring stories set in the American West, primarily during the 19th century

In education: i like western films The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ...

  • Western blot, a method in molecular biology to detect a certain protein in a sample by using antibody specific to that protein

Educational institutions: Picture of a western blot with 5 vertical lanes A western blot (a. ...

In finance: Western Technical-Commercial School is a high school in the Bloor West Village of Toronto. ... The University of Western Ontario (popularly known as Western or UWO) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research-intensive university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Western Canada High School is a public senior high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The Western College Program was created in 1974 when the Western College for Women merged with Miami University. ... Western Connecticut State University (Western, WestConn or WCSU) is a public university in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Western Illinois University, founded 1899 as Western Illinois State Teachers College, is a university located in Macomb, Illinois. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... Western State College of Colorado is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado. ... Western Theological Seminary (WTS) is a professional and graduate school in Holland, Michigan affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. ... Western Washington University (also referred to as WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Western University (Azerbaijani: Garb Universiteti) is a private university located in Baku, Azerbaijan. ...

In transportation: The Westernbank logo. ...

In computing: Western Airlines was a large airline based in California, with operations throughout the western United States. ... Western (IATA: XP, ICAO: CXP, and Callsign: Ruby Mountain) is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, and operates from a hub at Bellingham International Airport. ... Western Express Air is a regional airline in Bullhead City, Arizona that is owned and operated by Falcon Executive Aviation. ...


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Horses - Western Riding - an Introduction with Equiworld - Equestrian Information on the internet (1901 words)
Western Pleasure is one of the most popular western classes, especially for beginners, as showing in a group isn't as nerve-wrecking as showing solo can be.
Western riding can be roughly divided into two categories, those who just want to trail ride and have a good time, and those who want to show (and have a good time).
Those who want to trail ride western should be just as concerned about doing it right as those have to be who present themselves to the scrutinizing eyes of horse show judges, because they owe it to their horses.
Western world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2243 words)
Originally defined as Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose dominant culture is derived from European culture.
Western society is often considered as tracing its cultural origins to both Greek thought and Christian religion, thus following an evolution that began in ancient Greece, continued through the Roman Empire and, with the coming of Christianity (which has its origins in the Middle East), spread throughout Europe.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
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