Situated in, toward, or facing the west. Coming from the west: western breezes. Native to or growing in the west. Of, relating to, or characteristic of western regions or the West. Of, relating to, or descended from those Christian churches that use or formerly used Latin as their liturgical language. A novel, film, television program, or other dramatic work including themes, characters, or settings characteristic of the American West, especially of the late 1800s.