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prow2

[prou] /praʊ/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French prou < Vulgar Latin *prōdis. See proud

West

[west] /wɛst/
noun
1.
Benjamin, 1738–1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763.
2.
Jerome Alan ("Jerry") born 1938, U.S. basketball player, coach, and executive.
3.
Mae, 1892?–1980, U.S. actress.
4.
Nathanael (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein) 1902?–40, U.S. novelist.
5.
Paul, born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England.
6.
Dame Rebecca (Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews) 1892–1983, English novelist, journalist, and critic, born in Ireland.
Related forms
anti-West, adjective
pro-West, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-west

west

/wɛst/
noun
1.
one of the four cardinal points of the compass, 270° clockwise from north and 180° from east
2.
the direction along a parallel towards the sunset, at 270° clockwise from north
3.
(often capital) the west, any area lying in or towards the west related adjectives Hesperian Occidental
4.
(cards) (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass
adjective
5.
situated in, moving towards, or facing the west
6.
(esp of the wind) from the west
adverb
7.
in, to, or towards the west
8.
(archaic) (of the wind) from the west
9.
(informal) go west
  1. to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
  2. to die
W
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Norse vestr, Sanskrit avástāt, Latin vesper evening, Greek hésperos

West1

/wɛst/
noun the West
1.
the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident
2.
(formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the East Compare East (sense 2)
3.
(in the US)
  1. that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
  2. (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies
4.
(in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire
adjective
5.
  1. of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
  2. (as part of a name): the West Coast

West2

/wɛst/
noun
1.
Benjamin. 1738–1820, US painter, in England from 1763
2.
Kanye, born 1977, US rap singer and producer; his albums include The College Dropout (2004) and Graduation (2007)
3.
Mae. 1892–1980, US film actress
4.
Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903–40, US novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)
5.
Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892–1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic

prow

/praʊ/
noun
1.
the bow of a vessel
Word Origin
C16: from Old French proue, from Latin prora, from Greek prōra; related to Latin pro in front
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Word Origin and History for pro-west

prow

n.

"forepart of a ship," 1550s, from Middle French proue, from Italian (Genoese) prua, from Vulgar Latin *proda, by dissimilation from Latin prora "prow," from Greek proira, related to pro "before, forward," proi "early in the morning," from PIE *pre-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).

Middle English and early Modern English (and Scott) had prore in same sense, from Latin. Modern Italian has proda only in sense "shore, bank." Prow and poop meant "the whole ship," hence 16c.-17c. figurative use of the expression for "the whole" (of anything).

west

Old English west "in or toward the west," from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper "evening, west"), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- "to go down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "downward"), and thus literally "direction in which the sun sets." Cf. also High German dialectal abend "west," literally "evening."

French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pro-west

well told

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fucking well told


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Idioms and Phrases with pro-west

west

see: go west
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