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ˌsaʊθˈwɛst; Naut. ˌsaʊ-south·west

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. southwest, sou'-west, southwestward, SWnoun

    the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees

  2. Southwest, southwestern United Statesnoun

    the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado

  3. southwestnoun

    the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point

  4. southwestadjective

    a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city

  5. southwesterly, southwestadjective

    coming from the southwest

    "the winds are southwesterly"

  6. southwest, southwestern, southwesterlyadverb

    situated in or oriented toward the southwest

  7. southwest, south-west, sou'westadverb

    to, toward, or in the southwest


  1. southwestnoun

    The compass point halfway between south and west, specifically 225°, abbreviated as SW.

  2. southwestadjective

    Towards the southwest, southwestwards, southwestern.

  3. southwestadjective

    From the southwest, southwesterly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southwestnoun

    the point of the compass equally from the south and the west; the southwest part or region

  2. Southwestadjective

    pertaining to, or in the direction of, the southwest; proceeding toward the southwest; coming from the southwest; as, a southwest wind

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of southwest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of southwest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of southwest in a Sentence

  1. Mogens Ronnebek:

    These months have been warmer than normal, especially in Southwest Greenland, where there has been many days with degrees above zero.

  2. Bo Sears:

    I believe southwest Saskatchewan (and) southeast Alberta to be prolific future helium producers.

  3. The FAA:

    Southwest Airlines 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft, rolled off a taxiway into the grass and got stuck while taxiing to its gate at Nashville International Airport at 5:30 p.m. Central Time. Passengers left the aircraft via stairs and were bussed to the terminal.

  4. Evan Duffey:

    It's going to be a pretty active weekend as far as winter weather, it looks like it's going to be pretty bad across the southwest into the southern plains.

  5. Matthew Bennett:

    It's the first unequivocal site and a good data point that places people in the American southwest around the last glacial maximum.

Images & Illustrations of southwest

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