- 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.
Origin of northwest
Examples from the Web for northwest
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
Al Ghabban compared one of these sites, Tayma, in the northwest, to New York City, and another one, Thaj, to Dubai.When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World
October 31, 2014
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
“I want their honest response,” he told me over the phone from his home in northwest California.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
It controls a border crossing in the south and has two regime air bases surrounded in the northwest.How to Beat ISIS and Assad
September 5, 2014
Historical Examples of northwest
That there's the northwest corner—ap-prox'm'tley—close as I could come by sightin'.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
He paused and pointed to the northwest portion of the height.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Fred had his flat, and I engaged him to take a part of our luggage to Northwest River.The Long Labrador Trail
In spite of the opposition it made progress to the northwest of Saarburg.
This was the Austrian forces on Kik, to the northwest of Zavlaka.