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Meaning of northwest by Wiktionary Dictionary

northwest


    Etymology

    From north + west

    Alternative forms

    Noun

    northwest ( plural: northwests )

    1. The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW .

    Coordinate terms

    Adjective

    northwest ( not comparable )

    1. Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

    north west

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/10/05 07:29 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    From north + west

    Alternative forms

    Noun

    northwest ( plural: northwests )

    1. The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW .

    Coordinate terms

    Adjective

    northwest ( not comparable )

    1. Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

    north-west

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/10/05 07:29 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    From north + west

    Alternative forms

    Noun

    northwest ( plural: northwests )

    1. The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW .

    Coordinate terms

    Adjective

    northwest ( not comparable )

    1. Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern


Explanation of northwest by Wordnet Dictionary

northwest


    Adverb
    1. to, toward, or in the northwest

    Adjective
    1. situated in or oriented toward the northwest

    2. coming from the northwest

    3. northwesterly winds
    Noun
    1. a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city

    2. the northwestern region of the United States

    3. the compass point midway between north and west

    4. the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point



    Definition of northwest by GCIDE Dictionary

    northwest


    1. Northwest n. [AS. norðwest.]
      1. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.

      2. The northwestern part of the contiguous forty-eight states of the United States, especially the states of Washington and Oregon. [U.S.]

    2. Northwest, a.
      1. Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; toward the northwest, or coming from the northwest; as, “the northwest coast”.

      2. Coming from the northwest; as, “a northwest wind”.

      Northwest passage, a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of America, long sought for by navigators.

    3. Northwest, adv. Toward the northwest.