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?

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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. The USGS:

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

  2. James Starrett:

    You don't have to go somewhere exotic, like the Amazon, to find something that hasn't been discovered, with these tools, you can find something not discovered right here in the Northwest.

  3. Annibal Sodero:

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

  4. Alim Seytoff:

    A number of Chinese human rights lawyers are in detention or simply disappeared, the situation of freedom of expression of Uighurs in the northwest of China is even worse.

  5. 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.

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