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westering

[wes-ter-ing] /ˈwɛs tər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
moving or shifting toward the west:
the westering sun; a westering wind.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see wester2, -ing2

wester2

[wes-ter] /ˈwɛs tər/
verb (used without object)
1.
(of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
2.
to shift or veer toward the west.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English; see west, -er6
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Examples from the web for westering
  • Toward heaven's descent had sloped his westering wheel.
  • The westering sun shone full upon her, and made a slanting.
British Dictionary definitions for westering

westering

/ˈwɛstərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(poetic) moving towards the west: the westering star

wester

/ˈwɛstə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west
noun
2.
a strong wind or storm from the west
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