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southwestnoun [U]

uk   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ us   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ written abbreviation SW
B1 the direction that is between south and west: We live in the southwest of Scotland.
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   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ 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 currently living in the Southwest.
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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