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a point on the compass midway between north and west.
a region in this direction.
the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
the northwestern part of the United States when its western boundary was the Mississippi River.
the northwestern part of Canada.
. coming from the northwest:
a northwest wind.
directed toward the northwest:
sailing a northwest course.
from the northwest.
toward the northwest:
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, 315° clockwise from north
any area lying in or towards this direction
) of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest
the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
(in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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