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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Western \West"ern\, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean. [1913 Webster] Far o'er the glowing western main. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze. [1913 Webster] Western Church. See Latin Church, under Latin. Western empire (Hist.), the western portion of the Roman empire, as divided, by the will of Theodosius the Great, between his sons Honorius and Arcadius, a. d. 395. [1913 Webster]