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northwest

adverb north·west \ nȯrth-ˈwest , naut nȯr-ˈwest \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of northwest

: to, toward, or in the northwest

Examples of northwest in a Sentence

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

  2. I headed northwest on Route 1.

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First Known Use of northwest

before 12th century


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northwest

adjective

Definition of northwest

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

Examples of northwest in a Sentence

  1. the northwest corner of the building

Recent Examples of northwest from the Web

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First Known Use of northwest

before 12th century


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northwest

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. A mountain range is in the northwest of the country.

  2. We traveled throughout the Northwest.

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First Known Use of northwest

12th century


North West

geographical name \ ˌnȯrd-ˈwes , ˌnȯrt- \
variants: or Noordwes

Definition of North West

province of the northern part of the Republic of South Africa bordering Botswana area 44,861 square miles (116,190 square kilometers), population 3,509,953


NORTHWEST Defined for English Language Learners

northwest

adverb

Definition of northwest for English Language Learners

  • : to or toward the northwest


northwest

adjective

Definition of northwest for English Language Learners

  • : located in the northwest

  • : blowing from the northwest


northwest

noun

Definition of northwest for English Language Learners

  • : the direction between north and west

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


NORTHWEST Defined for Kids

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northwest

adverb north·west \ nȯrth-ˈwest \

Definition of northwest for Students

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

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northwest

adjective

Definition of northwest for Students

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

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northwest

noun

Definition of northwest for Students

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


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