Western etymology

English word Western comes from English arm, Old French rifler, Middle English riflen, English move

Detailed word origin of Western

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
arm English (eng) (figurative) To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.. To fit (a magnet) with an armature.. To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.. To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons. (in the plural) heraldic bearings or [...]
rifler Old French (fro) To plane, shave. To plunder, despoil. To scrape off, tear off, flay.
riflen Middle English (enm)
move English (eng) (intransitive) To act; to take action; to begin to act. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.. (intransitive, chess, and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.. (law, transitive, intransitive) To request an action from the court.. (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions [...]
rifle English (eng) A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. (intransitive) To commit robbery.. (transitive) To strip of goods; to rob; to pillage.. To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.. To [...]
armed English (eng) (chiefly, in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.. (heraldry, of horns, teeth, beaks, etc.) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.. (of a creature) Possessing arms of a specified number or type. (obsolete) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.. (of a weapon) Prepared for use; loaded.. (sometimes, in [...]
movie English (eng) (chiefly, North American) A recorded sequence of images displayed on a screen at a rate sufficiently fast to create the appearance of motion.. (usually, plural, chiefly, North American) A cinema.
fiction English (eng) (legal) A legal fiction.. (uncountable) A verbal or written account that is not based on actual events (often intended to mislead).. Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
Western English (eng) Of or pertaining to a certain genre of film, television, literature, and so on, dealing with the American Old West.. Of, situated in, or related to the West A film, novel, or other work of a certain genre dealing with the American Old West.

Words with the same origin as Western

Descendants of arm
faction fiction movie
Descendants of rifler
Westernism Westernness armed autofictional cli-fi cowboy shot fictioneering fictomercial ride shotgun rifle rifling stf stfan stfanzine stfcon stfdom stfield stfnal stfzine
Descendants of move
moving removal