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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [west-bound]
    • /ˈwɛstˌbaʊnd/
    • /ˈwest.baʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [west-bound]
    • /ˈwɛstˌbaʊnd/

Definitions of westbound word

  • adjective westbound proceeding or headed west. 1
  • noun westbound Leading or traveling toward the west. 1
  • adjective westbound going towards the west 1
  • adverb westbound towards the west 1
  • adjective westbound Westbound roads or vehicles lead to or are travelling towards the west. 0
  • adjective westbound going or leading towards the west 0

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Origin of westbound

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; west + -bound2

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Parts of speech for Westbound


westbound popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

westbound usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for westbound

adjective westbound

  • westerly — moving, directed, or situated toward the west: the westerly end of the field.
  • westward — moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west: a westward migration of farm workers.
  • westernmost — most western or westerly; farthest west.

Antonyms for westbound

adjective westbound

  • easterly — moving, directed, or situated toward the east: an easterly course.
  • eastern — lying toward or situated in the east: the eastern half of the island.

Top questions with westbound

  • how to get pickaxes in westbound?
  • what does westbound mean?

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