Meaning of west wind in English:

west wind

Pronunciation /ˌwɛst ˈwɪnd/


  • 1A wind blowing from the west.

    Sometimes personified.

  • 2Games
    Usually with capital initials. Any one of the four tiles representing this wind. Also: the player who draws such a tile at the outset of a game, or who succeeds to this designation at a later stage.


Old English; earliest use found in Bede's Ecclesiastical History. From the uninflected (originally adverb) stem of west + wind.