Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

northwestern

play
adjective north·west·ern \-ˈwes-tərn\

Simple Definition of northwestern

  • : in, toward, or from the northwest

  • : of or relating to the northwest

Full Definition of northwestern

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northwest

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the northwest

north·west·ern·most play \-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northwestern

  1. the northwestern corner of the state



1612

First Known Use of northwestern

1612



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up northwestern? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ