• WordNet 3.6
    • adj northwest situated in or oriented toward the northwest
    • adj northwest coming from the northwest "northwesterly winds"
    • adv northwest to, toward, or in the northwest
    • n northwest a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
    • n Northwest the northwestern region of the United States
    • n northwest the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
    • n northwest the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One group, the Hunza in Northwest Kashmir, reportedly have not experienced cancer. The group is also said to have unusual longevity.
    • Northwest Coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind.
    • Northwest Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; toward the northwest, or coming from the northwest; as, the northwest coast.
    • Northwest The northwestern part of the contiguous forty-eight states of the United States, especially the states of Washington and Oregon.
    • Northwest The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.
    • adv Northwest Toward the northwest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n northwest That point on the horizon which lies between the north and west and is equidistant from them.
    • n northwest With the definite article, a region or locality lying in the northwestern part of a country, etc., or in a direction bearing northwest from some point or place indicated; specifically , in the United States, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, etc.
    • northwest Pertaining to the point or being in the direction between the north and west; northwesterly.
    • northwest Proceeding from the northwest: as, a northwest wind. Abbreviated N. W.
    • northwest To or from the northwest.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. norðwest,


In literature:

They opened a correspondence with leading women in all the cities and prominent towns of the Northwest.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
Here I might be snug in the Northwest raising my own fat sheep.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The men of the Northwest had a more adequate conception; there was promise in these of stark fighting.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Thence we traveled northwest through Little Washington, the county-seat of Rappahannock.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
After this voyage all the navigators turned their attention to the discovery of a northwest passage.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
On a hill to the northwest, a great body of Indians were assembled.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
It had been blowing all night strongly from the northwest.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
These furs were sold in San Francisco, and other trips were made to the Arctic Northwest.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Even on the northwest coast of Scotland and out in the west of Ireland the German submarines have carried on a successful hunt.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Coal and iron, the most valuable of all minerals are found in various places in the northwest.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
One hundred and ten years later, an interesting spectacle was witnessed in the great Northwest Territory of Canada.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
Settlements in the Northwest.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
In the far northwest, filberts stand first.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
A fifth nursery has been started in the northwest at Fort William on Lake Superior.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Chicago and the Northwest were paralyzed.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
To the northwest is that glorious capital of Lorraine, Nancy.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The Old Northwest, the historic Northwest Territory, is now the new Middle Region of the United States.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
She loved that northwest gale; it was a staunch old friend of hers.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Two horse go northwest.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
As early as 1785, while Jefferson was in Paris, he became impressed with the value of the Northwest.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis

In poetry:

Ontario cannot compete
With the Northwest in raising wheat,
For cheaper there they it can grow
So price in future may be low.
"Dairy Ode" by James McIntyre
waking in northwest London, tea
brought up steaming, a Peak Frean
biscuit alongside to be nibbled
as blue gas leaps up singing
decades ago now
"On The Disadvantages Of Central Heating" by Amy Clampitt
THE sunbeams, lost for half a year,
Slant through my pane their morning rays;
For dry northwesters cold and clear,
The east blows in its thin blue haze.
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Come then, brave men, from the Land of Lakes
With steady steps and cheers;
Our country calls, as the battle breaks,
On the Northwest Pioneers.
Let the eagle scream, and the bayonet gleam!
Hurrah for the Volunteers!
"Hurrah For Volunteers" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

'Safety Not Guaranteed' filmmaker finds inspiration in a classified ad — and in the Northwest.
Only Pacific Northwest faces storms.
Retail gasoline prices in the Pacific Northwest will move higher this week after two refineries in Washington were forced shut by a power outage triggered by a car crash.
Cloud Nine becomes the first American sailing vessel in history to transit the Northwest Passage from east to west.
Following the trail of the sun, look above the northwest horizon for golden Capella, the sixth-brightest star.
Opposite, in the northwest, shines Vega, the fifth brightest star.
For more than 60 years, the Cobblestone Ballroom in Lakeside secured a place in the history of northwest Iowa by being the legendary home to performers ranging from Louis Armstrong to The Velaires.
Birthdays on Good Morning Northwest.
KXLY4 Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker wants to help your students get excited about science, meteorology, and weather forecasting in the Inland Northwest.
B, for the Northwest Gastrointestinal Research Group.
Worst Northwest weather event in modern history blew through Vancouver.
It was the biggest storm the Pacific Northwest had ever seen.
Northwest Baptist Church – 1601 NW 52nd (W1, C2).
Great Northwest Beautiful on the Beach no matter what the weather.
Northwest Secondary closure shows MPS isn't complacent .

In science:

Using ASCA, Markevitch et al. (1999) mapped the gas temperature across the cluster and showed the existence of a hot region between Cygnus A and the secondary X-ray peak to the northwest (in the direction of the dynamical centroid).
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
While the more diffuse X-ray emission extending to the northwest and the 2nd cluster is partially detected on two of the other chips, the sensitivity is insufficient to characterize its properties.
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
There is a secondary X-ray peak to the northwest which is difficult to see with this stretch.
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
In terms of the discussion above the diagram, if M ∈ S2 (∆) is an ob ject in the northwest vertex, then its “dual”, N ∈ S2 (∆) occurs in the southeast vertex.
Applications of duality theory to cousin complexes
Note that from the diagram, completing a clockwise circuit starting from either the northwest corner, or the the southeast corner amounts to saying U (U (M )) ∼= M for M ∈ S2 (∆); and completing a counter-clockwise circuit starting from the same two vertices, amounts to saying T (T (M )) ∼= M for M ∈ S2 (∆).
Applications of duality theory to cousin complexes
If we imagine M as an ob ject in the northwest corner, then its “dual” N occurs in the southeast corner (by following the transformations of M along any of the routes possible).
Applications of duality theory to cousin complexes
Notable differences, however, include an extension of moderate extinction to the northwest of L1688 and a regular series of high extinction peaks running west of L1689.
The COMPLETE Survey of Star-Forming Regions: Phase I Data
Of particular interest in the Ophiuchus map is the lack of any submillimeter emission northwest of L1688, which was well covered with SCUBA as a result of the IRAS-based extinction map showing possible moderate extinction in that direction.
The COMPLETE Survey of Star-Forming Regions: Phase I Data
In the NHS, a second region of X-ray emission is detected in the NHS to the northwest of the radio peak (labeled region N2).
A Radio through X-ray Study of the Hot Spots, Active Nucleus, and Environment of the Nearby FR II Radio Galaxy 3C 33
The Crabbiest author has often expressed puzzlement that the Crab Nebula and its pulsar are both moving in about the same direction (northwest, or to the upper right in a standard image) and has often felt that the explanations somehow violated conservation of momentum.
Astrophysics in 2006
The peak flux occurs in the northwest corner of the mapped region.
350 micron Polarimetry from the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Then one or both of the fol lowing must be true about w: (i) w is of type I; (ii) the subheap in Figure 8(b) is the northwest corner of H (w).
Diagram calculus for a type affine $C$ Temperley--Lieb algebra, II
Jim Fredrickson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory George M.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
To the northwest there are features that look like large shocks and these are in approximate alignment with a ma jor outflow from Orion-S (Henney et al. 2007), suggesting that these structures are shaped by that collimated outflow.
Spectrophotometry of the Huygens Region of the Orion Nebula, the Extended Orion Nebula, and M~43; Scattered Light Systematically Distorts Conditions Derived from Emission-Lines
Her region C was not included in our slit samples but does extend to the northwest where the EON has several large arcs.
Spectrophotometry of the Huygens Region of the Orion Nebula, the Extended Orion Nebula, and M~43; Scattered Light Systematically Distorts Conditions Derived from Emission-Lines