Western may refer to:
*Western culture (also called Western civilization), the human cultures of European origin
* Western (genre), a category of fiction and visual art centered on the American Old West (Western United States)
** Western fiction, the Western genre as featured in literature
* Western music (North America), a genre associated with cowboys and related to country music, especially in the United States
* Western riding, a horseback riding style
** Western saddle, used for western riding
* Western blot, a method in molecular biology to detect a certain protein in a sample by using antibody specific to that protein
* Westernbank, a subsidiary of the W Holding Company
* Western Latin character sets (computing)

In geography:
*Western world, a particular group of countries, generally spanning Central and Western Europe and the Americas, also referred to as the "West" or the Occident
*Western Canada, which includes British Columbia and the Prairie Provinces of Canada
*Western United States, the Western portion of the United States, sometimes referred to as the "American West"
*Western, Nebraska, a village in Saline County, Nebraska
*Western, New York, a town in Oneida County, New York
*Western Ghats, A mountain range in South East India

In transportation:
*Western Airlines, a defunct airline
*Western (airline), a new, unrelated airline founded in 2006
*Western Express Air, a regional airline in Bullhead City, Arizona
*Western (CTA), the name of multiple stations on the Chicago 'L' train system
*British Rail Class 52 locomotives were known as Westerns

Educational institutions:
*In Canada:
**Western Technical-Commercial School in Toronto, Ontario
**University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario
**Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta

*In the United States:
**Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina
**Western College Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
**Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut
**Western High School in Washington, District of Columbia
**Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois
**Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky
**Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan
**Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, Colorado
**Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan
**Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

*In Azerbaijan:
**Western University in Baku

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  • Western — Western …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • WESTERN — Plus qu’un genre éminemment populaire – une histoire de feu et de sang avec des hommes à cheval et des paysages grandioses –, plus qu’un combat manichéen entre le bien et le mal, le western est l’expression d’un milieu culturel particulier, celui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Western A.F.C. — Western A.F.C. is a soccer club in Christchurch, New Zealand.History1913–1920Western A.F.C kicked off in 1913 when a small group of keen soccer players at West Christchurch District High School decided to start a team.The few boys who had played… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • western — WÉSTERN, wésternuri, s.n. Gen de film de aventuri (creat în America), a cărui acţiune se petrece de obicei în timpul colonizării vestului Statelor Unite ale Americii. [pr.: uéstern] – Din engl. western. Trimis de cata, 27.02.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • Western — Sm Film (oder Buch) über die amerikanische Pionierzeit erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus am. e. western westlich, nach Westen . Wohl hypostasiert nach der allgemeinen Wanderungsrichtung nach Westen .    Ebenso nndl. western, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • western — /ˈwestern, ingl. ˈwɛstən/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «occidentale»] s. m. inv. film di indiani FRASEOLOGIA western all italiana, spaghetti western …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • western — [wes′tərn] adj. [ME < OE westerne] 1. in, of, to, toward, or facing the west 2. from the west [a western wind] 3. [W ] of or characteristic of the West 4. [W ] of the Western Church n. 1. WESTERNER …   English World dictionary

  • western — / wɛstən/, it. / wɛstern/ agg. ingl. [der. di west ], usato in ital. come s.m. (cinem.) [genere cinematografico ambientato nel territorio occidentale dell America del Nord del sec. 19°] ● Espressioni: western all italiana [genere analogo nato in… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Western — Western, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 287 Housing Units (2000): 151 Land area (2000): 0.445541 sq. miles (1.153947 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.445541 sq. miles (1.153947… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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