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south·west

 (south-wĕst′, sou-wĕst′)
n.
1. Abbr. SW The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and due west, or 135° west of due north.
2. An area or region lying in the southwest.
3. Southwest A region of the southwest United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and Nevada and sometimes Utah and Colorado.
adj.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the southwest.
2. Originating in or coming from the southwest: a southwest wind.
adv.
In, from, or toward the southwest.

south·west′ern adj.

southwest

(ˌsaʊθˈwɛst; ˌsaʊˈwɛst)
n
1. (Navigation) the point of the compass or the direction midway between west and south, 225° clockwise from north
2. (Navigation) (usually preceded by: the) any area lying in or towards this direction
adj
3. (sometimes capital) of or denoting the southwestern part of a specified country, area, etc: southwest Italy.
4. situated in or towards the southwest
5. (Physical Geography) (esp of the wind) from the southwest
adv
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the southwest
Symbol: SW
ˌsouthˈwesternmost adj

Southwest

(ˌsaʊθˈwɛst)
n
(Placename) the Southwest the southwestern part of Britain, esp Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset

south•west

(ˌsaʊθˈwɛst; Naut. ˌsaʊ-)

n.
1. the point or direction midway between south and west. Abbr.: SW
2. a region in this direction.
3. the Southwest, the southwest region of the United States.
adj.
4. in, toward, or facing the southwest.
5. coming from the southwest: a southwest wind.
adv.
6. toward the southwest: sailing southwest.
7. from the southwest.
[before 900]
south`west′ern, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southwest - the compass point midway between south and westsouthwest - the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
2.southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and ColoradoSouthwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
western United States, West - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
arroyo - a stream or brook
3.southwest - the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
4.southwest - a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
location - a point or extent in space
Adj.1.southwest - coming from the southwest; "the winds are southwesterly"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
2.southwest - situated in or oriented toward the southwest
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
Adv.1.southwest - to, toward, or in the southwest
Translations
jihozápad
sydvest
edel
lounas
jugozapad
délnyugat
南西
남서쪽
zuidwestenzuidwestzuidwestelijk
sydväst
ตะวันตกเฉียงใต้
hướng tây nam

southwest

[ˈsaʊθˈwest]
A. Nsudoeste m, suroeste m
B. ADJ [point, direction] → sudoeste, suroeste; [wind] → del sudoeste, del suroeste
C. ADV (= toward southwest) → hacia el sudoeste, hacia el suroeste; (= in the southwest) → al sudoeste, en el sudoeste

southwest

جَنُوبٌ غَرْبِيّ jihozápad sydvest Südwesten νοτιοδυτικά sudoeste lounas sud-ouest jugozapad sud-ovest 南西 남서쪽 zuidwesten sørvest południowy zachód sudoeste юго-запад sydväst ตะวันตกเฉียงใต้ güneybatı hướng tây nam 西南
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Shimerda and Ambrosch wanted the old man buried on the southwest corner of their own land; indeed, under the very stake that marked the corner.
I turn round and round irresolute sometimes for a quarter of an hour, until I decide, for a thousandth time, that I will walk into the southwest or west.
Let them enter by the southwest gate, and look out for the man with a white cloth around his right arm.
We will flash first to Worcester, cross the Hudson on the high bridge at Poughkeepsie, swing southwest through a dozen coal towns to the outskirts of Philadelphia, leap across the Susquehanna, zigzag up and down the Alleghenies into the murk of Pittsburg, cross the Ohio at Wheeling, glance past Columbus and Indianapolis, over the Wabash at Terre Haute, into St.
Masterless, penniless, and with my only means of livelihood, fighting, gone, I determined to work my way to the southwest and attempt to retrieve my fallen fortunes in a search for gold.
And toward the southwest the black boy led the Hon.
I saw a sail to the southwest, a small sail like that of a little schooner; and forthwith I lit a great pile of brushwood, and stood by it in the heat of it, and the heat of the midday sun, watching.
George's Hill, Weybridge, and the village of Send, southwest of Ripley.
La Vendée is a district in the southwest of France, that continues yet much attached to the family of the Bourbons; doubtless Monsieur Le Quoi is acquainted with it, and can describe it more faithfully.
We had been at sea seven days, and were now off Cape Hatteras, when there came a tremendously heavy blow from the southwest.
This stratagem worked to perfection, and just before the sun went down I had the satisfaction of seeing all that was left of my once mighty fleet gathered nearly twenty miles southwest of the still terrific battle between the blacks and whites.
At this height a more decided current carried the balloon toward the southwest.

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