north·west /nɔrθˈwɛst, ||nɔrˈwɛst/
1. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.
1. 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.
2. Coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind.
Northwest passage, a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of America, long sought for by navigators.
North·west, adv. Toward the northwest.
adv : to, toward, or in the northwest [syn: northwest, nor'-west]
adj 1: situated in or oriented toward the northwest [syn: northwestern,
2: coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds" [syn: northwesterly]
n 1: the northwestern region of the United States [syn: northwestern
2: the compass point midway between north and west; at 315
degrees [syn: nor'-west, NW]
adv : to, toward, or in the northwest [syn: north-west, nor'-west]