What does Northwest mean?

Definitions for Northwest
ˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Naut. ˌnɔr-North·west

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northwest, northwestern United Statesnoun

    the northwestern region of the United States

  2. northwestnoun

    the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point

  3. northwest, nor'-west, northwestward, NWnoun

    the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees

  4. northwestadjective

    a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city

  5. northwestern, northwesterly, northwestadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the northwest

  6. northwesterly, northwestadverb

    coming from the northwest

    "northwesterly winds"

  7. northwest, north-west, nor'-westadverb

    to, toward, or in the northwest


  1. northwestnoun

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

    Etymology: From north + west

  2. northwestadjective

    Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

    Etymology: From north + west

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northwestnoun

    the point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  2. Northwestadjective

    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

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  3. Northwestadjective

    coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  4. Northwestadverb

    toward the northwest

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northwest in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northwest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Northwest in a Sentence

  1. Sinan Ulgen:

    The dynamic in Syria was going against Turkish interests, first, Islamic State was expanding northwest and continuing to take ground along the border.

  2. Pat Toomey:

    President Trump's call with Northwest Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger represents a new low in this whole futile and sorry episode, i commend Republican election officials across the country who have discharged their duties with integrity over the past two months while weathering relentless pressure, disinformation, and attacks from the president and his campaign.

  3. Greg Wilson:

    This is going to be one of the most complete T. rex specimens in the world. And it’s gorgeous in terms of its preservation — the bone is spectacular, i ’m super excited to be able to bring this to the Burke, the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington.

  4. Kris Sanders:

    Depending on where you are, wind gusts today are on the border of 40 mph, upwards of 60 mph possible, a lot of the higher winds are going to be in the far northwest part of Colorado and the far northeast part of Utah, stretching down maybe towards the I-70 corridor.

  5. Brad Richardson:

    A young woman that was there with him, as she was bidding him farewell, slipped a few apple seeds from her dessert into his jacket pocket, and suggested that he plant those when he reached the Northwest.

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