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southwest

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adverb south·west \sau̇th-ˈwest, nautical sau̇-ˈwest\

Definition of southwest

  1. :  to, toward, or in the southwest

Examples of southwest in a sentence

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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of southwest

before 12th century


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southwest

noun south·west

Definition of southwest

  1. 1a :  the general direction between south and westb :  the point midway between the south and west compass points

  2. 2 capitalized :  regions or countries lying to the southwest of a specified or implied point of orientation

Examples of southwest in a sentence

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

  2. These plants grow in the Southwest.

12th Century

First Known Use of southwest

12th century


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southwest

adjective south·west

Definition of southwest

  1. 1 :  coming from the southwest <a southwest wind>

  2. 2 :  situated toward or at the southwest <the southwest corner>

Examples of southwest in a sentence

  1. the southwest corner of the building

14th Century

First Known Use of southwest

14th century


SOUTHWEST Defined for English Language Learners

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southwest

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adverb south·west \sau̇th-ˈwest, nautical sau̇-ˈwest\

Definition of southwest for English Language Learners

  • : to or toward the southwest


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southwest

noun south·west

Definition of southwest for English Language Learners

  • : the direction between south and west

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


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southwest

adjective south·west

Definition of southwest for English Language Learners

  • : located in the southwest

  • : blowing from the southwest


SOUTHWEST Defined for Kids

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southwest

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adverb south·west \sau̇th-ˈwest\

Definition of southwest for Students

  1. :  to or toward the direction between south and west <The town is southwest of here.>


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southwest

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adjective south·west

Definition of southwest for Students

  1. :  placed toward, facing, or coming from the southwest <southwest winds>


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southwest

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noun south·west

Definition of southwest for Students

  1. 1 :  the direction between south and west

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries southwest of a point that is mentioned or understood



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