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.

    Etymology: From north + west

  2. northwestadjective

    Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern

    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

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  3. Northwestadjective

    coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind

    Etymology: [AS. norwest.]

  4. Northwestadverb

    toward the northwest

    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. Gwen Graham:

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

  2. Greg Wilson:

    This is going to be one of the most complete T. rex specimens in the world. And it’s gorgeous in terms of its preservation — the bone is spectacular, i ’m super excited to be able to bring this to the Burke, the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington.

  3. Khalaf Hammad:

    Iraqi security forces backed by volunteers (militias) are controlling central parts of Dhuluiya where the government offices are located, now Islamic State fighters are trapped in small areas in the town's northwest.

  4. 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.

  5. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have requested an area of 5X19 (km) on the northwest of Manbij to protect the area. We reached an agreement on this with Russia ... it is like an observation post.

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    superiority in power or influence
    • A. ventricle
    • B. preponderance
    • C. impounding
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