Northwest



[nawrth-west; Nautical nawr-west] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛst/

noun
1.
a point on the compass midway between north and west.
Abbreviation: NW.
2.
a region in this direction.
3.
the Northwest,

adjective
4.
Also, northwestern. coming from the northwest:
a northwest wind.
5.
directed toward the northwest:
sailing a northwest course.
adverb
6.
from the northwest.
7.
toward the northwest:
sailing northwest.
/ˌnɔːθˈwɛst; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛst/
noun
1.
the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, 315° clockwise from north
2.
(often capital) the northwest, any area lying in or towards this direction
adjective
3.
(sometimes capital) of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc: northwest Greenland
adjective, adverb
4.
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest
/ˌnɔːθˈwɛst/
noun
1.
the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2.
the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3.
(in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes

Old English norðwest (adv.); from north + west. As a noun from late 14c. Related: Northwestern; northwesterly; northwestward. Northwest Passage first attested c.1600.

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  • Northwester

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