What is northwest?

  • (adj): Coming from the northwest.
    Synonyms: northwesterly
    See also — Additional definitions below


Northwest or north west is the ordinal direction halfway between north and west on a compass. It is the opposite of southeast.

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Northwest Passage (song)
... "Northwest Passage" is one of the best-known songs by Canadian musician Stan Rogers ... Franklin, who lost his life in the quest for the Northwest Passage), its central theme is a comparison between the journeys of these past explorers and the singer's own journey to and through the same region ... The singer ultimately reflects that, just as the quest for a northwest passage might be considered a fruitless one (in that a viable and navigable northwest passage was never found in the days of Franklin and his kind ...
Edmonton Northwest
... Edmonton Northwest was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1997 ... It consisted of the northwest part of the city of Edmonton, Alberta ...
Northwest Territorial Imperative
... The Northwest Territorial Imperative is an idea popularized since the 1980s within white nationalist and white separatist groups in the United States ... Northern California, Alaska, Wyoming, British Colombia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and some parts of Canada are sometimes also included ... The major current exponent of Northwest Migration is Harold Covington (b ...
Northwest, Washington, D.C.
... Northwest (also written as NW or N.W.) is the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C ... Northwest contains many college campuses, including American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and the ... and the Georgetown Hoyas as well as the venue for many concerts and other events, is located in Northwest, as are the National Cathedral, the White House, and Rock Creek Park ...
Erro (crater)
... the eastern fringes of the uneven plain that joins Mare Marginis to the northwest with Mare Smythii to the west-southwest ... Saenger to the east-southeast, and Dreyer to the north-northwest ... The satellite crater Erro V is attached to the outer rim to the northwest, and there is a smaller crater along the southern rim ...

More definitions of "northwest":

  • (noun): The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.
    Synonyms: nor'-west, NW

Famous quotes containing the word northwest:

    I got my first clear view of Ktaadn, on this excursion, from a hill about two miles northwest of Bangor, whither I went for this purpose. After this I was ready to return to Massachusetts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)