Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

That point of the compass lying midway between north and west; any region situated toward that point.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "northwest":

  1. The presumption is, therefore, that they will make an establishment of some sort on the northwest coast of America. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  2. " Yes, the mountains are there yonder, and farther yonder is the sea, and the railroads are still going, still running across the prairie to the mountains, to the sea," the Northwest Wind would answer. - "Rootabaga Stories", Carl Sandburg.
  3. The snow had melted, and a trooper of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police had found the body. - "Doors of the Night", Frank L. Packard.