- the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
- the northwestern part of the United States when its western boundary was the Mississippi River.
- the northwestern part of Canada.
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How to use northwest in a sentence
Late this afternoon, winds should pick up from the northwest.Snow ends, leading to an afternoon of melting; more storm chances to come this week|Brian Jackson, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman|February 7, 2021|Washington Post
Greene was elected in November to represent a conservative district in northwest Georgia after her opponent Kevin Van Ausdal dropped out, citing personal reasons.House punishes Republican lawmaker who promoted violent conspiracy theories|Taylor Hatmaker|February 5, 2021|TechCrunch
Ideally, you want a cold high-pressure system to our north or northwest to help supply and sustain cold air.Game on! Super Bowl snow is back in the forecast for D.C. area.|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The northwest campus of the University of Washington Medical Center is a short drive from my house.I jumped the queue to get an expiring vaccine. Did I do the right thing?|Niall Firth|February 1, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The National Weather Service, which has issued a winter storm warning for much of the region, is also calling for four to eight inches of snow close to Washington but six to 12 inches to the north and northwest.Winter storm to blanket D.C. area in moderate snow Sunday, and more might come Monday|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
Still, at least Macklemore sounds like a white guy from the Pacific Northwest.
When, in succession, he made Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a logic to it – many of the wines were from the Pacific Northwest, principally from Oregon and Washington state.
Al Ghabban compared one of these sites, Tayma, in the northwest, to New York City, and another one, Thaj, to Dubai.
The Spanish press reports that she is originally from Galicia in northwest Spain.Ebola Contracted in Madrid Hospital Could Spread in Europe|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, the whole Northwest groaned beneath a cast-iron prohibition law at that time, and for some years thereafter.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Henry Hudson sailed from Gravesend on his first voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage to India.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He came nearly doing it, and for a day McNeil was in doubt as to which way he had gone—to the northwest or the north.
Harry rode to the northwest, for he knew it was in that direction Poindexter was rallying his forces.
That is not the case with the one that extends northwest and southeast, for it is flooded with sunlight most of the day.