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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

Wiktionary

  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

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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Numerology

  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 King:

    The north of England was out of step with the rest of the country at this time – far more conservative and in favor of the traditions of the Catholic Church so open rebellion was a real threat, someone more in tune with the local situation may have convinced the King that such a cruel sentence would martyr the abbot and exacerbate problems in the northwest.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    Some people in this country are going to be able to have a relatively normal type of a Thanksgiving, but in other areas of the country, it's going to be,' You better hold off and maybe just have immediate family, and make sure you do it in a way that people wear masks, and you don't have large crowds of people,' what we're starting to see now -- and we can't run away from it -- we're starting to see in the Midwest and the Northwest, an uptick in test positivity, which tends to be a predictor that you're going to have surges.

  3. Lujan Grisham:

    The imperative for all of us to remain home and physically distant has not changed. It is even more crucial for New Mexicans in the northwestern region. But what is happening in the northwest could happen in any part of our state. We must remain vigilant.

  4. 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.

  5. The USGS:

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

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