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 (south-wĕst′, sou-wĕst′)
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.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the southwest.
2. Originating in or coming from the southwest: a southwest wind.
In, from, or toward the southwest.

south·west′ern adj.
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Noun1.Southwestern - a dialect of Middle English
Middle English - English from about 1100 to 1450
Adj.1.southwestern - situated in or oriented toward the southwest
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
2.southwestern - of a region of the United States generally including New Mexico; Arizona; Texas; California; and sometimes Nevada; Utah; Colorado
western - of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; "a Western ranch"
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[saʊθˈwestən] ADJsudoeste, suroeste, del sudoeste, del suroeste
the southwestern part of the islandla parte sudoeste or suroeste de la isla
in southwestern Spainen el sudoeste or suroeste de España, al sudoeste or suroeste de España
the southwestern coastla costa sudoeste or suroeste or suroccidental
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The duel with knives in a dark room was once a commoner feature of Southwestern life than it is likely to be again.
We struck the enclosure about the middle of the south side, and almost at the same time, seven mutineers--Job Anderson, the boatswain, at their head--appeared in full cry at the southwestern corner.
The sun had set and in the southwestern sky hung Venus, glorious and golden, having drawn as near to her earth-sister as is possible for her.
I do not know in the least how Goldsmith's Greece came into my hands, though I fancy it must have been procured for me because of a taste which I showed for that kind of reading, and I can imagine no greater luck for a small boy in a small town of Southwestern Ohio well-nigh fifty years ago.
[* Southwestern for "afternoon"] I'll just be obleeged to make him work, to-morrow, to punish him.
The public would be fairly warned of the approach of danger, and elaborate measures were being taken for the protection of the people in the threatened southwestern suburbs.
I had paddled to the southwestern point, which Goork said he believed to be the least frequented por-tion of the island, as he had never seen boats put off from there.
Hill with his control of the Northwest; (2) the Pennsylvania railway group, Schiff financial manager, with big banking firms of Philadelphia and New York; (3) Harriman, with Frick for counsel and Odell as political lieutenant, controlling the central continental, Southwestern and Southern Pacific Coast lines of transportation;
AFTER having been twice driven back by heavy southwestern gales, Her Majesty's ship Beagle, a ten-gun brig, under the command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.
Charles, MO, August 16, 2019 --( On Tuesday August 13, 2019, Southwestern Hearing Centers put on a great display of community outreach at the 15th Annual Healthy Living Senior Fair at the St.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a massive attack this evening to capture the key town of Al-Hobeit in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
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