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north·west

 (nôrth-wĕst′, nôr-wĕst′)
n.
1. Abbr. NW The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and due west, or 45° west of due north.
2. An area or region lying in the northwest.
3. Northwest
a. A region of the northwest United States, generally including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
b. Any of various historical regions of the United States, originally coextensive with the Northwest Territory but later often defined as including the lands between the upper Mississippi and the Missouri River.
adj.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the northwest.
2. Originating in or coming from the northwest: a northwest wind.
adv.
In, from, or toward the northwest.

north·west′ern adj.

northwestern

(ˌnɔːθˈwɛstən)
adj
(Physical Geography) another word for northwest
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.northwestern - situated in or oriented toward the northwest
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
2.northwestern - of a region of the United States generally including Washington; Oregon; Idaho; and sometimes Montana; Wyoming
western - of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; "a Western ranch"
Translations

northwestern

[ˈnɔːθˈwestən] ADJnoroeste, del noroeste
the northwestern part of the islandla parte noroeste or noroccidental de la isla
the northwestern coastla costa noroeste or noroccidental
in northwestern Spainen el noroeste or al noroeste de España, en la España noroccidental

northwestern

[ˌnɔːθˈwɛstən] adjdi nordovest
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The arrangements that may be necessary for those angles and fractions of our territory which lie on our northwestern frontier, must be left to those whom further discoveries and experience will render more equal to the task.
At last Werper succeeded in leading his companion toward the distant hills which mark the northwestern boundary of the valley, and together the two set out in the direction of the Greystoke bungalow.
The northwestern sky has seemed blank and lonely without it.
At any time the destruction that had already singed the northwestern borders of the metropolis, and had annihilated Ealing and Kilburn, might strike among these houses and leave them smoking ruins.
Northwest of the coast and embracing a part of Thuria lay the Lidi Plains, upon the northwestern verge of which was situ-ated the Mahar city which took such heavy toll of the Thurians.
malaita, then as now, was good recruiting ground, and we ran into Malu, on the northwestern corner.
for officers in the army and navy), he returned at the age of seventeen to India, where he first did strenuous editorial work on newspapers in Lahore, in the extreme northwestern part of the country.
On the side of the Green that led towards the church, the broken line of thatched cottages was continued nearly to the churchyard gate; but on the opposite northwestern side, there was nothing to obstruct the view of gently swelling meadow, and wooded valley, and dark masses of distant hill.
1] A mountain chain in northwestern Germany, between the Elbe and the Weser.
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