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northwest

noun [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 beautiful region in the Northwest. Seattle is the largest city in the Northwest.
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northwest

adjective, 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
Translations of “northwest”
in Korean 북서쪽…
in Arabic شَمال غَرْبي…
in Portuguese noroeste…
in Catalan nord-oest…
in Japanese 北西(に)…
in Italian nord-ovest…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西北向,西北方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西北向,西北方…
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