A compass rose with west highlighted
This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). For Compass Airlines an Airline in the US using the Callsign "Compass Rose" See Compass Airlines A compass rose is a figure displaying the orientation

West is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. In Grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a Noun or Pronoun, giving more information about the Direction is the information contained in the relative position of one point with respect to another point without the Distance information Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία - geografia) is the study of the Earth and its lands features inhabitants and phenomena

West is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. A compass, magnetic compass or mariner's compass is a navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the earth's Magnetic poles It consists It is the opposite of east and is perpendicular to north and south. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST internal designation HT-7U is an experimental Superconducting Tokamak Magnetic fusion energy In Geometry, two lines or planes (or a line and a plane are considered perpendicular (or orthogonal) to each other if they form congruent This is about the direction for other uses see North (disambiguation. South is one of Cardinal directions and is opposite to the North.

By convention, the left side of a map is west. Social norms have been defined as "the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values beliefs attitudes and behaviors A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, Regions, and Themes

To go west using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 270°. Navigation is the process of reading and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another In Navigation, a bearing is the direction one object is from another object Azimuth ( is a mathematical concept defined as the angle usually measured in degrees (° between a reference plane and a point.

West is the direction opposite that of the Earth's rotation on its axis, and is therefore the general direction towards which the Sun sets. EARTH was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001 The Sun (Sol is the Star at the center of the Solar System.

West is also a last name.

Moving continuously west is following a circle of latitude, which, except in the case of the equator, is not a great circle. A circle of latitude, on the Earth, is an imaginary East - West circle connecting all locations (not taking into account elevation that share a given The equator (sometimes referred to colloquially as "the Line") is the intersection of the Earth 's surface with the plane perpendicular to the A great circle is a Circle on the surface of a Sphere that has the same circumference as the sphere dividing the sphere into two equal Hemispheres.

The English word "west" is cognate to the Old High German word westar, which may derive from an Indo-European root from which the Latin word vesper, meaning "evening", derives. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome.

"The West" often denotes the Western world. The term Western world, the West or the Occident ( Latin: occidens -sunset -west as distinct from the Orient) can have multiple meanings Although a somewhat subjective term (see North-South divide), it always includes the noncommunist countries of Europe and America. The North-South Divide is the socio-economic and political division that exists between the wealthy developed countries, known collectively as "the [1]

## Symbolic meanings

In Chinese Buddhism, the West represents movement toward the Buddha or enlightenment (see Journey to the West). Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices In Buddhism, buddhahood ( Sanskrit: buddhatva. Pali: buddhatta. Journey to the West ( is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. The ancient Aztecs believed that the West was the realm of the great goddess of water, mist, and maize. Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life. Maize (ˈmeɪz ( Zea mays L. ssp mays) known as corn in some countries is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica In Ancient Egypt, the West was considered to be the portal to the netherworld, and is the cardinal direction regarded in connection with death, though not always with a negative connotation. Ancient Egypt was an Ancient Civilization in eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now In the study of Mythology and Religion, the underworld (gr κάτω κόσμος) is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term Afterlife Death is the termination of the biological functions that define living Organisms It refers both to a specific Ancient Egyptians also believed that the Goddess Amunet was a personification of the West. A goddess is a Female Deity. Many Cultures have goddesses Often deities are part of a polytheistic system that includes several deities For the Stargate character see Amonet (Stargate. In Egyptian mythology, Amunet (also spelled Amonet, [2] The Celts believed that beyond the western sea off the edges of all maps lay the Otherworld, or Afterlife.

In American literature (eg. American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. The Great Gatsby), moving west symbolizes gaining freedom, perhaps as an association with the settling of the Old West (see also Manifest Destiny). The Great Gatsby is a Novel by the American author F Scott Fitzgerald. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States was destined to expand from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean.

## References

1. ^ west at Merriam-Webster, Dictionary
2. ^ Campbell, Joseph. Joseph John Campbell ( March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American Mythology Professor, Writer The Mythic Image. Princeton University Press, 1981.

## west

### -noun

1. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.

1. Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
2. (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
3. Of or pertaining to the west; western.
4. From the West; occidental.

1. Towards the west; westwards.

## West

### -proper noun

1. The Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
2. The Western bloc; the countries of Western Europe.
3. (US) The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
4. The western states of the United States.
5. The western part of any region.
6. The European Union a Western Region that is primarily an economic and political Bloc that covers 27 Member States from Western Europe to Eastern Europe
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