northwest


northwest
northwest [nôrth΄west′; ] naut. [ nôr΄west′]
n.
1. the direction, or the point on a mariner's compass, halfway between north and west; 45° west of due north
2. a district or region in or toward this direction
adj.
1. in, of, to, toward, or facing the northwest
2. from the northwest [a northwest wind]
adv.
in or toward the northwest
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☆ the Northwest
1. NORTHWEST TERRITORY
2. the northwestern part of the U.S., esp. Wash., Oreg., and Ida.
3. the northwestern part of Canada

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  • Northwest — 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 coast. [1913 Webster] 2. Coming from the northwest; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northwest — Northwest, NC U.S. city in North Carolina Population (2000): 671 Housing Units (2000): 293 Land area (2000): 6.142841 sq. miles (15.909884 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.142841 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Northwest, NC — U.S. city in North Carolina Population (2000): 671 Housing Units (2000): 293 Land area (2000): 6.142841 sq. miles (15.909884 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.142841 sq. miles (15.909884 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Northwest — North west , n. [AS. nor[eth]west.] 1. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region. [1913 Webster] 2. The northwestern part of the contiguous forty eight states of the United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northwest — North west , adv. Toward the northwest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northwest — (englisch für „Nordwesten“) bezeichnet: die Fluglinie Northwest Airlines die Region Nord Ouest (Kamerun) in englischer Sprache den North West District (Botswana) die Provinz Nordwest (Südafrika) die Nordwestterritorien Kanadas Nordwest (Singapur) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • northwest — O.E. norðwest (adv.); from NORTH (Cf. north) + WEST (Cf. west). As a noun from late 14c. Related: Northwestern; northwesterly; northwestward. Northwest Passage first attested c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Northwest — For names and places containing the slightly longer word northwestern (or variants), see northwestern (disambiguation). A compass rose with Northwest highlighted Northwest or north west is the ordinal direction halfway between north and west on a …   Wikipedia

  • northwest — /nawrth west /; Naut. /nawr west /, n. 1. a point on the compass midway between north and west. Abbr.: NW 2. a region in this direction. 3. the Northwest, a. the northwestern part of the United States, esp. Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. b. the… …   Universalium

  • northwest — north|west1 Northwest [ˌno:θˈwest US ˌno:rθ ] n written abbreviation NW [U] 1.) the direction that is exactly between north and west 2.) the northwest the northwestern part of a country >northwest adv ▪ She rode northwest toward Boulder.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English