northwest

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See also: north-west and North West

English[edit]

Northwest.
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From north +‎ west.

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northwest (usually uncountable, plural northwests)

  1. The intercardinal compass point halfway between west and north; specifically at a bearing of 315°.
    Antonym: southeast

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(compass points)

northwest north northeast
west Compass rose simple plain.svg east
southwest south southeast


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northwest (not generally comparable, comparative more northwest, superlative most northwest)

  1. Of, in or pertaining to the northwest; northwestern.
  2. Situated toward or in the direction of the northwest; northwestward; northwesterly.
    A northwest course.
  3. Coming from the northwest; northwesterly.
    A northwest wind.

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northwest (not generally comparable, comparative more northwest, superlative most northwest)

  1. Towards or in the direction of the northwest; northwestwards.
    We are travelling northwest at the moment.

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