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.

    Etymology: From north + west

  2. northwest(Adjective)

    Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  3. Northwest(adj)

    coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  4. Northwest(adverb)

    toward the northwest

    Etymology: [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. Frank Hargrave:

    An investigation in 1522 suggested that he was corrupt with stories that he had fathered a son ‘with a club foot’ within the local community although these kinds of stories were often fabricated by Henry’s commissioners as they were encouraged to dig up as much dirt as they could, probably to help the dangerous situation in the northwest, a local aristocrat, Sir William Brereton managed to have the Abbot’s death sentence cancelled and he and his canons were pensioned off with the closure of Norton Abbey.

  2. Edouard Phillipe:

    This is devastating for our security with the inevitable resurgence of Islamic State in northeastern Syria and probably also northwest Iraq and so the destabilization of a government that doesn't need that.

  3. The USGS:

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

  4. Julian LeBaron:

    He was the top local dog, the guy in charge of the northwest of the state.

  5. Dan Ferguson:

    We burned more acres in Washington and Oregon last year than any year before. The Northwest got clobbered. we're dryer now than at this time last year, and we're six weeks ahead of schedule.

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