What does the word western mean?

Usage examples for western

  1. There was no reason for war between the Western nations; French, English, and German, we are all brothers, and do not hate one another. – The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife by Edward Carpenter
  2. The Western people are already calling out for slaves for their new lands; and will fill that country with slaves, if they can be got through South Carolina and Georgia. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. Tom led the two girls to the corral at the extreme edge of the little western village. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower