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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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"I don't know, 'zactly," returned the little girl; "but it must be somewhere just southwest from here."
Sure enough, a dim path seemed to branch off from the road they were on, and it led across pretty green meadows and past leafy groves, straight toward the southwest.
George's Hill, Weybridge, and the village of Send, southwest of Ripley.
Before the guns on the Richmond and Kingston line of hills began, there was a fitful cannonade far away in the southwest, due, I believe, to guns being fired haphazard before the black vapour could over- whelm the gunners.
The brig was close hauled, so as to round the southwest corner of the Island of Mull, the hills of which (and Ben More above them all, with a wisp of mist upon the top of it) lay full upon the lar-board bow.
The reef on which we had struck was close in under the southwest end of Mull, off a little isle they call Earraid, which lay low and black upon the larboard.
IN the evening I started, and drove out to sea before a gentle wind from the southwest, slowly, steadily; and the island grew smaller and smaller, and the lank spire of smoke dwindled to a finer and finer line against the hot sunset.
"Everything is just right, and that southwest dimple of yours is lovely."
As the Mackinaw Company still continued its rivalry, and as the fur trade would not advantageously admit of competition, he made a new arrangement in 1811, by which, in conjunction with certain partners of the Northwest Company, and other persons engaged in the fur trade, he bought out the Mackinaw Company, and merged that and the American Fur Company into a new association, to be called the "Southwest Company." This he likewise did with the privity and approbation of the American government.
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.
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.

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