World English Dictionary
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
adj, —adv
4.  in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest

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