southwest

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southwest (uncountable)

  1. The compass point halfway between south and west, specifically 225°, abbreviated as SW.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, Ch.IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.

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southwest (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwestern.
  2. Towards the southwest, southwestwards, southwestern.
  3. From the southwest, southwesterly

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