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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.Parts of countries 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.Points of the compassDirection of motion

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.Points of the compassDirection of motion northwest wind a wind that comes from the northwestWind and windsStormy weather
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