northwest definition

  • noun:
    • The course or point-on the mariner's compass halfway between because of north and because of west, or 45° west of due north.
    • a location or area lying in the northwest.
    • A historical region for the north-central United States west associated with Mississippi River and north of this Missouri River.
    • A region of the northwest US, typically including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
    • The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW.
    • the purpose in the horizon between your north and western, and similarly distant from each; the northwest part or area.
    • The northwestern an element of the contiguous forty-eight states for the United States, especially the states of Washington and Oregon.
    • the period beingshown to people there which lies involving the north and west and is equidistant from them.
    • Using The definite article, a spot or locality lying-in the northwestern part of a country, etc., or in a direction bearing northwest from some point or place suggested; especially , in the United States, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Southern Dakota, Montana, etc.
    • the northwestern area of the united states of america
    • a spot in northwestern section of a country, area, or city
    • the direction corresponding toward northwestward compass point
    • the compass point midway between north and western; at 315 degrees
  • adjective:
    • To, toward, of, facing, or perhaps in the northwest.
    • beginning in or coming from the northwest: a northwest wind.
    • towards northwest, northwestwards, northwestern
    • with respect to, or in the path of, the purpose between your north and western; becoming when you look at the northwest; toward the northwest, or from the northwest.
    • Coming from the northwest.
    • from the northwest
    • operating out of or focused toward the northwest
  • adverb:
    • In, from, or toward the northwest.
    • Toward the northwest.
    • to, toward, or perhaps in the northwest
  • others:
    • related to the point or becoming into the direction between your north and west; northwesterly.
    • Proceeding from the northwest: as, a northwest wind. Abbreviated N. W.
    • To or from the northwest.

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