southwest

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1south·west

adverb \sath-ˈwest, nautical sa-ˈwest\

: to or toward the southwest

Full Definition of SOUTHWEST

:  to, toward, or in the southwest

Examples of SOUTHWEST

  1. It's about 80 miles southwest of here.

First Known Use of SOUTHWEST

before 12th century

2southwest

noun

: the direction between south and west

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

Full Definition of SOUTHWEST

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

Examples of SOUTHWEST

  1. A mountain range is in the southwest of the country.
  2. These plants grow in the Southwest.

First Known Use of SOUTHWEST

12th century

3southwest

adjective

: located in the southwest

: blowing from the southwest

Full Definition of SOUTHWEST

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

Examples of SOUTHWEST

  1. the southwest corner of the building

First Known Use of SOUTHWEST

14th century

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