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Meaning of NORTHWEST

Pronunciation:  `north'west

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the northwestern region of the United States
  2. [n]  the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  3. [adv]  to, toward, or in the northwest
  4. [adj]  situated in or oriented toward the northwest
  5. [adj]  coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds"

NORTHWEST is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: north, northwesterly, northwestern, northwestern United States, nor'-west, nor'-west, NW
 See Also: Cascade Range, Cascades, compass point, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, point, West, western United States



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \North`west"\, n. [AS. nor[eth]west.]
    The point in the horizon between the north and west, and
    equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.
  2. \North`west"\, a.
    1. 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
    2. Coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind.
    {Northwest passage}, a passage or communication by sea
       between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north
       coast of America, long sought for by navigators.
  3. \North`west"\, adv.
    Toward the northwest.
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