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Definition of 'northwest'


  1. the northwestern region of the United States
       Synonyms: northwestern United States
  2. the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
       Synonyms: nor'-west northwestward NW


  1. situated in or oriented toward the northwest
       Synonyms: northwestern northwesterly
  2. coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds"
       Synonyms: northwesterly


  1. to, toward, or in the northwest
       Synonyms: north-west nor'-west

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