the Pacific Northwest

Definition of the Pacific Northwest

  1. :  the northwestern part of the U.S. near the Pacific coast

Word by Word Definitions

pacificplay Pacific
  1. :  tending to lessen conflict :  conciliatory

    :  rejecting the use of force as an instrument of policy

    :  having a soothing appearance or effect

northwestplay Northwest
  1. :  to, toward, or in the northwest

  1. :  coming from the northwest

    :  situated toward or at the northwest

  1. :  the general direction between north and west

    :  the point midway between the north and west compass points

    :  regions or countries lying to the northwest of a specified or implied point of orientation


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