What part of speech is “west”

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as a noun, 'west' refers to the direction towards the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes, to the left of a person facing north, or the part of an area or country in that direction.

The west has some of the country's most scenic landscapes.

Winds from the west are expected to bring rain.

There's a storm brewing in the west.

'West' as a noun can refer to a specific region or area, such as the Western United States or the West in terms of Western culture or countries. Context usually clarifies the intended meaning.


as an adjective, 'west' describes the position of something in relation to other points, typically indicating that it is in or towards the west.

The west coast of the United States is known for its beautiful beaches.

The west gate is closed for repairs.

We live in the west part of the city.

when 'west' is used as an adjective, it's usually placed before the noun it modifies.


as an adverb, 'west' describes the direction in which something is moving, facing, or situated.

when used as an adverb, 'west' typically doesn't need a preposition before it when indicating direction.

The sun sets in the west.

After the junction, continue west for two miles.

The storm is moving west.

'west' as an adverb usually indicates a general direction rather than a specific location.

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