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English definition of “northwest”

northwest

adjective, adverb     /ˌnɔːθˈwest/ US  /ˌnɔːrθ-/
B1 in or towards the northwest: the sale of the company's northwest division Turn northwest. The town is/ lies about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.Points of the compassDirection of motion northwest wind a wind that comes from the northwestWind and windsStormy weather
(Definition of northwest adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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