Definitions for: Northwest

[n] the northwestern region of the United States
[n] the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
[adv] to, toward, or in the northwest
[adj] situated in or oriented toward the northwest
[adj] coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds"

Webster (1913) Definition: North`west", n. [AS. nor[eth]west.]
The point in the horizon between the north and west, and
equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.

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

2. Coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind.

Northwest passage, a passage or communication by sea
between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north
coast of America, long sought for by navigators.

North`west", adv.
Toward the northwest.

Synonyms: north, northwesterly, northwestern, northwestern United States, nor'-west, nor'-west, NW

See Also: Cascade Range, Cascades, compass point, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, point, West, western United States

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