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"northwest" in American English

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northwestnoun [U]

 us   /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.)
the direction between north and west, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: Seattle is in the northwest.
northwest
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.)
The plane crashed six miles northwest of the airport.
northwestern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈwes·tərn/ (abbreviation N.W.)
northwestern Mexico
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"northwest" in British English

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northwestnoun [U]

uk   /ˌnɔːθˈwest/  us   /ˌnɔːrθˈwest/ (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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northwestadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌnɔːθˈwest/  us   /ˌnɔːrθˈwest/
(Definition of northwest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “northwest”
in Arabic شَمال غَرْبي…
in Korean 북서쪽…
in Portuguese noroeste…
in Catalan nord-oest…
in Japanese 北西(に)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西北向,西北方…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西北向,西北方…
in Italian nord-ovest…
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