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northwestnorth‧west1, Northwest /ˌnɔːθˈwest◂ $ ˌnɔːrθ-/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] (written abbreviation NW)  1 SGthe direction that is exactly between north and west2 the northwestnorthwest adverb She rode northwest toward Boulder.
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northwestIn the cool northwest, shifting demographics have nudged Washington state's 11 votes into the undecided column as well.I watched as a rainstorm moved down the Platte River valley from the northwest.Running from Hopo in the northwest to an interchange with Line 1 at Somyon, it has 21 stations.The refinery distributes 1.8m tons of fuel a day to keep the northwest on the move.The deceased were laid on their backs or sides in the flexed position, oriented to the northwest.
Related topics: Nature, Meteorology, Geography
northwestnorthwest2, Northwest ●●○ adjective (written abbreviation NW)  1 DNHEMa northwest wind comes from the northwest2 SGin the northwest of a place the northwest suburbs of the city
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northwestIt was up in our district in the northwest area somewhere.Begin at the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street, site of the earliest film studios.Much of this money is slated to go to the northwest side of town to support new and anticipated development.But it hardly hides at night, when it appears in the northwest sky.Seger lives outside Detroit in the northwest suburbs in an area known as the Little Lake district.
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