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westing

west·ing
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wes-ting]
    • /ˈwɛs tɪŋ/
    • /ˈwe.stɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-ting]
    • /ˈwɛs tɪŋ/

Definitions of westing word

  • noun westing Navigation. the distance due west made good on any course tending westward; westerly departure. 1
  • noun westing Surveying. a distance west from a north-south reference line. 1
  • noun westing Distance traveled or measured westward, especially at sea. 1
  • noun westing movement, deviation, or distance covered in a westerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in longitude 0
  • noun westing the distance due west covered by a vessel traveling on any westerly course 0
  • noun westing a westerly direction 0

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Origin of westing

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; west + -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Westing

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

westing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

westing usage trend in Literature

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