Recent Examples of southwestern from the Web
That meant boom times for southwestern Connecticut.
The National Hurricane Center says that two tropical disturbances are swirling off the southwestern coast of Mexico and a third may be gaining energy south of El Salvador.
At Gulaschprogrammiernacht (Goulash Programming Night), a recent event at a former munitions factory in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, about 800 participants ate industrial amounts of the stew, both meat and vegan.
Rescuers with search dogs walk along a road near the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Sunday, June 25, 2017.
A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 11 people and wounded 20.
The first attack took place near the office of the inspector general of police in the southwestern city of Quetta—a site of frequent attacks from both militant and insurgent groups.
Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana, while heavy rain from the storm continued to cause flooding concerns in Alabama.
While Cindy wasn’t forecast to move across southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana until early Thursday, heavy rainfall was already affecting the northern Gulf Coast.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'southwestern'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of southwestern
Middle English, from Old English sūth-westerne, from sūth south + westerne western
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SOUTHWESTERN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of southwestern for English Language Learners
: in, toward, or from the southwest
: of or relating to the southwest
SOUTHWESTERN Defined for Kids
Definition of southwestern for Students
1 often cap : of, relating to, or like that of the Southwest southwestern art
2 : lying toward or coming from the southwest the southwestern part of the country
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up southwestern? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).