What does the word southwest mean?

Usage examples for southwest

  1. My home is southwest of the Superstition Mountains. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  2. " It strikes me, sir, that there is a strange light away to the southwest. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  3. On the southwest rises the Hill of Zion, one of the four hills on which Jerusalem stands. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley