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"northwest" in British English

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northwestnoun [U]

uk   /ˌnɔːθˈwest/  us   /ˌnɔːrθ-/ (written abbreviation NW)
B1 the ​direction that is between ​north and ​west: We ​live in the northwest of the ​city.the Northwest the ​area in the northwest of ​England, the US, or another ​country: The Lake District is a very ​beautifulregion in the Northwest. Seattle is the ​largestcity in the Northwest.

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northwestadjective, adverb

uk   /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.northwest wind a ​wind that comes from the northwest
(Definition of northwest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"northwest" in American English

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northwestnoun [U]

 us   /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.)
the ​direction between ​north and ​west, or the ​part of an ​area or ​country which is in this ​direction: Seattle is in the northwest.
northwest
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.)
The ​planecrashed six ​miles northwest of the ​airport.
northwestern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈwes·tərn/ (abbreviation N.W.)
northwestern Mexico
(Definition of northwest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “northwest”
in Arabic شَمال غَرْبي…
in Korean 북서쪽…
in Portuguese noroeste…
in Catalan nord-oest…
in Japanese 北西(に)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西北向,西北方…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西北向,西北方…
in Italian nord-ovest…
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