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"southwest" in British English

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southwestnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ (written abbreviation SW)
B1 the ​direction that is between ​south and ​west: We ​live in the southwest ofScotland.the Southwest the ​area in the southwest of ​England, the US, or another ​country: Have you been to Cornwall? It's in the Southwest.

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  • We have a ​house in the southwest of France.
  • Troops are ​moving towards the southwest of the ​country.

southwestadjective, adverb

uk   us   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ (written abbreviation SW)
(Definition of southwest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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southwestnoun [U]

 us   /ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ (abbreviation S.W.)
the ​direction between ​south and ​west, or the ​part of an ​area or ​country that is in this ​direction: He’s ​currentlyliving in the Southwest.
southwestern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌsɑʊθˈwes·tərn/ (abbreviation S.W.)
She ​grew up in southwestern Ohio.

southwestadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ (abbreviation S.W.)
in, ​forming, or toward the southwest ​part of something: The ​district is in the southwest ​corner of the ​state. We ​drove southwest.
(Definition of southwest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “southwest”
in Arabic جَنوب غَرْب…
in Korean 남서쪽…
in Portuguese sudoeste…
in Catalan sud-oest…
in Japanese 南西…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西南,西南方…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西南,西南方…
in Italian sud-ovest…
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