What is the difference in Western, and Western?

When people think of Western, they think of Cowboys & Indians, and Horses, and Outlaws, and Gunslingers, and Buffalo Bill, and even Mexican Bandits on Donkeys, and States like Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas, and Western movies like John Wayne movies, “Dances With Wolves,” and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” What I personally often get confused about is that Western vs. The Western World like Ancient Civilization, Turkey, and Asia, and The Middle East, and Eastern European Civilization. What is the difference between those two meanings of Western?

3 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Western is a direction and where you're standing on Earth would affect your perception of "the west". Obviously if you're in New York "the west" is everything between you and the Pacific. If you're in China "the west" would take on an entirely different meaning. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In the USA, cowboys, Indians, California is The West.    Movies set in The West are Westerns. 

    One is West within the USA the other as you wrote is the Western World. 

  • User
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    1 - lying toward or situated in the west: our company's western office.

    2 - directed or proceeding toward the west: a western migration.

    3 - coming or originating from the west, as a wind.

    4 - (often initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, living in, or characteristic of the West, especially the western U.S.: a Western ranch.

    5 - (usually initial capital letter) Occidental: to adopt Western dress.

    6 - (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the non-Communist countries of Europe and the Americas: Western trade agreements.

    7 - (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Western Church.

    You seem to be wanting to know the difference between 4, 5 and 6.

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