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Webster 1913 Edition


Ponent

Po′nent

,
Adj.
[OF., fr. It.
ponente
, properly, setting (applied to the setting sun), fr. L.
ponens
, p. pr. of
ponere
to set, put.]
Western; occidental.
[R.]
Forth rush the levant and the
ponent
winds.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ponent

PO'NENT

,
Adj.
[L. ponens, form pono, to set.]
Western; as the ponent winds. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


ponent

ponent

English

Noun

ponent (uncountable)

  1. the west; the area of the setting sun

Adjective

ponent (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to the west, westerly
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      There was an ambiguity surpassing conjecture in her eyes, and the wind rose up around us in that half barbaric Russian garden with its alien Diana blackened by snows and fierce ponent winds

Catalan

Verb

ponent

  1. present participle of pondre

Latin

Verb

pōnent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of pōnō