American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and due west, or 45° west of due north.
- n. An area or region lying in the northwest.
- n. A historical region of the north-central United States west of the Mississippi River and north of the Missouri River.
- n. A region of the northwest United States, generally including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the northwest.
- adj. Originating in or coming from the northwest: a northwest wind.
- adv. In, from, or toward the northwest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That point on the horizon which lies between the north and west and is equidistant from them.
- n. With the definite article, a region or locality lying in the northwestern part of a country, etc., or in a direction bearing northwest from some point or place indicated; specifically , in the United States, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, etc.
- Pertaining to the point or being in the direction between the north and west; northwesterly.
- Proceeding from the northwest: as, a northwest wind. Abbreviated N. W.
- To or from the northwest.
- n. The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW.
- adj. Towards the northwest, northwestwards, northwestern
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.
- n. U.S. The northwestern part of the contiguous forty-eight states of the United States, especially the states of Washington and Oregon.
- 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.
- adj. Coming from the northwest.
- adv. Toward the northwest.
- n. the northwestern region of the United States
- adj. coming from the northwest
- adj. situated in or oriented toward the northwest
- n. a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
- adv. to, toward, or in the northwest
- n. the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
- n. the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
- From north + west (Wiktionary)
“I hunt deer ever year in northwest NE (pine ridge area) we always see one or two of them and lots of sign.”
“Mainly light to moderate rain currently encompasses the area but much heavier rain is streaming north and northwest from the southeast.”
“(Actually, they were in northwest North Carolina.)”
“(AP) Skiing magazine has labeled Grand Targhee Resort in northwest Wyoming the greenest ski resort in a recent story about environmentally conscious ski areas.”
“Much of the unofficial activity on Tuesday night is centered on the U Street Corridor, the historically African-American thoroughfare in northwest Washington – and not a typical hub of activity during presidential inaugurations.”
“From there the drive down to San Andres Tuxtla and Santiago Tuxtla and then on to beautiful Lake Catemaco before returning to the Cordoba - Minatitlan autopista for the return drive northwest is a great drive as well.”
“Republicans have fared poorly in northwest Indiana largely because of the area's powerful Democratic political machine, which discourages Republicans from running.”
“The first major city that the armies of the First Crusade sieged on their way to Jerusalem was Nicaea (now Iznik) in northwest Asia Minor.”
“A U.S. drone attack killed five people in northwest Pakistan, local officials said, the latest in a barrage of such strikes against al Qaeda and Taliban militants.”
“Ride the Dunes at Little Sahara - Little Sahara is a state park in northwest Oklahoma.”
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