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.

  2. northwestadjective

    Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

  3. Etymology: From north + west

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Northwestnoun

    The point between the north and west.

    Etymology: north and west.

    The bathing places that they may remain under the sun until evening, he exposeth unto the summer setting, that is northwest. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northwestnoun

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

  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

  3. Northwestadjective

    coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind

  4. Northwestadverb

    toward the northwest

  5. 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. Peter Salama:

    It is critical to remember that the Ebola Fast FactsThe current outbreak outbreak in northwest Congo River is not the only challenge this country is facing, there is massive population displacement, food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly in the east of the country, and multiple simultaneous outbreaks of cholera, of measles and recently of vaccine-derived poliovirus.

  2. Robert Turner:

    The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jefferson’s struggle against slavery, if Democrats understood Jefferson’s lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.

  3. Zack Labe:

    As a climate scientist, I am particularly alarmed at how extreme heatwaves, such as the one which impacted the Pacific Northwest this summer, are projected to become more common in the future, but right now we have a big opportunity. We can help reduce the severity and frequency of future extreme heatwaves( and overall climate change) by systematically reducing our consumption of fossil fuels.

  4. Gwen Graham:

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

  5. The NHC:

    A motion toward the west-northwest is forecast tonight and Wednesday, this motion could bring the center of Fernand near or over the coast of northeastern Mexico late Wednesday.

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