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1northwest

adverb north·west \nrth-ˈwest, nautical nr-ˈwest\

: to or toward the northwest

Full Definition of NORTHWEST

:  to, toward, or in the northwest
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Examples of NORTHWEST

  1. It's about 80 miles northwest of here.
  2. I headed northwest on Route 1.

First Known Use of NORTHWEST

before 12th century

2northwest

adjective

: located in the northwest

: blowing from the northwest

Full Definition of NORTHWEST

1
:  coming from the northwest <a northwest wind>
2
:  situated toward or at the northwest <the northwest corner>

Examples of NORTHWEST

  1. the northwest corner of the building

First Known Use of NORTHWEST

before 12th century

3northwest

noun

: the direction between north and west

the northwest : the northwestern part of a country or region; especially : the northwestern part of the U.S.

Full Definition of NORTHWEST

1
a :  the general direction between north and west
b :  the point midway between the north and west compass points
2
capitalized :  regions or countries lying to the northwest of a specified or implied point of orientation

Examples of NORTHWEST

  1. A mountain range is in the northwest of the country.
  2. We traveled throughout the Northwest.

First Known Use of NORTHWEST

12th century
NORTHWEST Defined for Kids

1northwest

adverb north·west \nrth-ˈwest\

Definition of NORTHWEST for Kids

:  to or toward the direction between north and west <It's northwest of here.>

2northwest

adjective

Definition of NORTHWEST for Kids

:  placed toward, facing, or coming from the northwest <a northwest wind>

3northwest

noun

Definition of NORTHWEST for Kids

1
:  the direction between north and west
2
cap :  regions or countries northwest of a point that is mentioned or understood
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