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    northwest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word northwest

    (noun) the northwestern region of the United States Definition
    (noun) the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point Definition
    (noun) the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
    Synonyms : nor'-west , northwestward , nw
    (noun) a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city Definition
    (adj) situated in or oriented toward the northwest Definition
    (adj) coming from the northwest
    Synonyms : northwesterly
    Example Sentence
    • northwesterly winds
    (adv) to, toward, or in the northwest
    Synonyms : nor'-west , north-west
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