Northwest

Definition of Northwest

North`west´
n.1.The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.
2.The northwestern part of the contiguous forty-eight states of the United States, especially the states of Washington and Oregon.
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 coast.
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.
adv.1.Toward the northwest.

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