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
Far o'er the glowing western main.Keble.
2. Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a
western course; coming from the west; as, a
Western Church. See
Latin Church, under Latin. --
(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.
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