northwestern

adjective north·west·ern \ nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stərn \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of northwestern

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northwest
2 : lying toward or coming from the northwest

northwesternmost

play \nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stərn-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northwestern in a Sentence

  1. the northwestern corner of the state

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First Known Use of northwestern

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NORTHWESTERN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of northwestern for English Language Learners

  • : in, toward, or from the northwest

  • : of or relating to the northwest


NORTHWESTERN Defined for Kids

northwestern

adjective north·west·ern \ nȯrth-ˈwe-stərn \

Definition of northwestern for Students

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or like that of the Northwest
  • northwestern wildflowers
2 : lying toward or coming from the northwest
  • the northwestern part of the state


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