|northwest (ˌnɔːθˈwɛst, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛst)|
|1.||the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, 315° clockwise from north|
|2.||(often capital) the northwest any area lying in or towards this direction|
|3.||(sometimes capital) of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc: northwest Greenland|
|4.||in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest|
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