What does Northwest mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northwest, northwestern United States(noun)

    the northwestern region of the United States

  2. northwest(noun)

    the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point

  3. northwest, nor'-west, northwestward, NW(noun)

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

  4. northwest(adj)

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

  5. northwestern, northwesterly, northwest(adj)

    situated in or oriented toward the northwest

  6. northwesterly, northwest(adverb)

    coming from the northwest

    "northwesterly winds"

  7. northwest, north-west, nor'-west(adverb)

    to, toward, or in the northwest


  1. northwest(Noun)

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

  2. northwest(Adjective)

    Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

  3. Origin: From north + west

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northwest(noun)

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

  2. Northwest(adj)

    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

  3. Northwest(adj)

    coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind

  4. Northwest(adverb)

    toward the northwest

  5. Origin: [AS. norwest.]

How to pronounce Northwest?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Northwest in sign language?

  1. northwest


  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. Annibal Sodero:

    There is a lot of buzz in northwest Arkansas about the new Aldi store.

  2. The USGS:

    The Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest with respect to the North American Plate.

  3. Alim Seytoff:

    The situation of freedom of expression of Uighurs in the northwest of China is even worse.

  4. Gwen Graham:

    The Northwest Florida Jobs Certainty Act will save more than 250 good-paying manufacturing jobs.

  5. 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.

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