Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and due west, or 135° west of due north.
  • noun An area or region lying in the southwest.
  • noun A region of the southwest United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and Nevada and sometimes Utah and Colorado.
  • adjective To, toward, of, facing, or in the southwest.
  • adjective Originating in or coming from the southwest.
  • adverb In, from, or toward the southwest.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To or from the southwest: as, the ship proceeded southwest; the wind blew southwest.
  • noun That point on the horizon between south and west which is equally distant from them.
  • noun A wind blowing from the southwest.
  • noun With the definite article, the southwestern regions of the United States: in this phrase are often included the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas, the Territories of Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, and the Indian Territory.
  • Pertaining to the point midway between south and west, or lying in that direction.
  • Proceeding from the southwest: as, a southwest wind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The point of the compass equally from the south and the west; the southwest part or region.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the southwest; proceeding toward the southwest; coming from the southwest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The compass point halfway between south and west, specifically 225°, abbreviated as SW.
  • adjective Towards the southwest, southwestwards, southwestern.
  • adjective From the southwest, southwesterly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to, toward, or in the southwest
  • noun a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
  • adjective situated in or oriented toward the southwest
  • adjective coming from the southwest
  • noun the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
  • noun the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
  • noun the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
  • adverb to, toward, or in the southwest

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The statement also did not define what it meant by the term "southwest Asia."

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  • The statement also did not define what it meant by the term "southwest Asia."

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  • The fact a smaller border crossing remains open in the southwest is a sign that Pakistan is giving the U.S. and NATO some breathing room, he said.

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  • But when I was working our own hunt test here in southwest Missouri I was out shooting flyers and it seemed to me that being out where the dog was a lot of dogs seemed to be ignoring them more.

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  • I am a new gun dog owner and am trying to teach rolf, my weimaraner how to hunt the few small quail pockets in southwest missouri.

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  • An unusual experiment featuring equal parts science, environmental optimism and Native American capitalist ambition is unfolding here on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest Colorado.

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  • Saw my first chasing on October 26th here in southwest Michigan.

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  • But when I was working our own hunt test here in southwest Missouri I was out shooting flyers and it seemed to me that being out where the dog was a lot of dogs seemed to be ignoring them more.

    Choose the Right Whistle for Your Gun Dog

  • Saw my first chasing on October 26th here in southwest Michigan.

    The Weekly Rut Report

  • I am a new gun dog owner and am trying to teach rolf, my weimaraner how to hunt the few small quail pockets in southwest missouri.

    Who Wrote The Dogs Out?

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