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NORTHWEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Northwest mean? 

NORTHWEST (noun)
  The noun NORTHWEST has 2 senses:

1. the northwestern region of the United States
2. the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees

  Familiarity information: NORTHWEST used as a noun is rare.


NORTHWEST (adjective)
  The adjective NORTHWEST has 2 senses:

1. situated in or oriented toward the northwest
2. coming from the northwest

  Familiarity information: NORTHWEST used as an adjective is rare.


NORTHWEST (adverb)
  The adverb NORTHWEST has 1 sense:

1. to, toward, or in the northwest

  Familiarity information: NORTHWEST used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NORTHWEST (noun)


Sense 1Northwest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The northwestern region of the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Northwest; northwestern United States

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Meronyms (parts of "Northwest"):

Cascade Mountains; Cascade Range; Cascades (a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range)

Holonyms ("Northwest" is a part of...):

West; western United States (the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River)


Sense 2northwest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

nor'-west; northwestward; NW; northwest

Hypernyms ("northwest" is a kind of...):

compass point; point (any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass)


NORTHWEST (adjective)


Sense 1northwest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Situated in or oriented toward the northwest

Synonyms:

northwest; northwestern; northwesterly

Similar:

north (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north)


Sense 2northwest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming from the northwest

Synonyms:

northwesterly; northwest

Context example:

northwesterly winds

Similar:

north (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north)


NORTHWEST (adverb)


Sense 1northwest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To, toward, or in the northwest

Synonyms:

nor'-west; north-west; northwest


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