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Far West

the area of the U.S. west of the Great Plains.
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Far Western, adjective Unabridged
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  • On reaching his twentieth year, in 1864, he decided to leave home and seek his fortune in the Far West.

  • "Oh, I've heard the expression as Far West as the Strand," she remarked.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • After the excitement, the shouts and the cursings, the crashing of wood and the fighting, quiet reigned on the Far West.

    A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman
  • But the empire had extended too Far West to revolve about that distant pivot.

    A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
  • Already a marked change has taken place over a portion of the plains, and crops have been grown as Far West as Fort Wallace.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • Parties made up of men only seldom came as Far West as this.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
Far West in Culture

Far West definition

A term often applied to the states between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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