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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 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   us   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ (written abbreviation SW)
B1 in or towards the southwest: I come from the southwest part of the island. They moved southwest in an attempt to find better land.southwest wind a wind that comes from the southwest
Translations of “southwest”
in Korean 남서쪽…
in Arabic جَنوب غَرْب…
in Portuguese sudoeste…
in Catalan sud-oest…
in Japanese 南西…
in Italian sud-ovest…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西南,西南方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西南,西南方…
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