north-west


north-west
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also North-West
1) N-UNCOUNT: also the N The north-west is the direction which is halfway between north and west.

...Ushant, five miles out to the north-west.

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2) N-SING: the N, oft N of n The north-west of a place, country, or region is the part which is towards the north-west.

Labour took its pre-election campaign to the North-West.

...the extreme north-west of South America.

3) ADV: ADV after v If you go north-west, you travel towards the north-west.

Take the narrow lane going north-west parallel with the railway line.

4) ADV: ADV of n Something that is north-west of a place is positioned to the north-west of it.

This was situated to the north-west of the town, a short walk from the railway station.

5) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n The north-west part of a place, country, or region is the part which is towards the north-west.

...the North-West Regional Health Authority.

...the north-west coast of the United States.

...Sydney's north-west suburbs.

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6) ADJ: ADJ n A north-west wind is a wind that blows from the north-west.

A brisk north-west wind swept across the region.


English dictionary. 2008.

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