Definition of “northwest” - English Dictionary

“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/

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

(Definition of “northwest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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.
adjective, adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ abbreviation N.W.

The plane crashed six miles northwest of the airport.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌnɔrθˈwes·tərn/ abbreviation N.W.

northwestern Mexico

(Definition of “northwest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)