Associations to the word «Northwest»


NORTHWEST, noun. The compass point halfway between north and west, bearing 315°, abbreviated as NW.
NORTHWEST, adjective. Of or pertaining to the northwest; northwestern.
NORTHWEST, adjective. Towards the northwest; northwestwards.
NORTHWEST, adjective. From the northwest, northwesterly
NORTHWEST BY NORTH, noun. The compass point halfway between northwest and north-northwest, specifically 326.25°, abbreviated as NWbN.
NORTHWEST BY WEST, noun. The compass point halfway between northwest and west-northwest, specifically 303.75°, abbreviated as NWbW.
NORTHWEST GERMANIC, proper noun. (linguistics) The branch of the Germanic language family consisting of the North Germanic and West Germanic languages combined. This includes all modern Germanic languages, and all ancient Germanic languages except for East Germanic (which includes primarily Gothic).
NORTHWEST GERMANIC, proper noun. The presumed unattested ancestor of these languages (more properly called Northwest Proto-Germanic or Proto-Northwest Germanic).
NORTHWEST GERMANIC, adjective. Of or relating to these languages.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE, proper noun. Sea route through the Arctic Ocean, connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, proper noun. A territory in northern Canada which has Yellowknife as its capital.
NORTHWEST TERRITORY, proper noun. A former territory of the United States that consisted of the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, plus part of Minnesota. It existed from 1787 to 1803.

Dictionary definition

NORTHWEST, noun. The northwestern region of the United States.
NORTHWEST, noun. The direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point.
NORTHWEST, noun. The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.
NORTHWEST, noun. A location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city.
NORTHWEST, adverb. To, toward, or in the northwest.
NORTHWEST, adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the northwest.
NORTHWEST, adjective. Coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds".

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