1. uncountable noun
...Ushant, five miles out to the north-west.
2. singular noun
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.
If you go north-west
, you travel
towards the north-west.
Take the narrow lane going north-west parallel with the railway line.
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.
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.
A north-west wind
is a wind that blows
from the north-west.
A brisk north-west wind swept across the region.
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