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Into the weekend the winds increased as low pressure swept in towards the northwest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now this remote region in northwest Siberia is under threat from global warming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The far northwest coast of Tasmania is a wild place. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The road takes us through a second riverside village, six miles northwest of the first. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The heavy rain that has swamped much of the country is going to move towards northwest Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last year, the northwest was the region which made the most use of food bank. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A couple of miles northwest of the city centre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Twelve miles northwest of the city the drilling of the first well began last week in the small hamlet of Richmond. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Overnight the winds strengthened as an area of low pressure tracked towards the northwest, and today looks wet again with gales possible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I spend a contemplative hour inside before resuming my walk - this time northwest towards the cathedral. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was selected to contest the northwest London seat in September. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His goals helped lift the northwest side into the Football League. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The northwest coast is mild and wet, whilst the Mediterranean coast is warmer and drier. Geography Basic Facts (1983)His family has farmed in the same mountainous corner of northwest England for more than 600 years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Enjoy a real treasure from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The beach, on the northwest coast of the island, is popular with surfers. The Sun (2013)Few Australians have made it to their country's far northwest corner. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This ambitious family-run Japanese has been wowing the northwest suburbs with its accomplished dishes for nearly a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On its northeastern flank, the rains are only making slow headway, but the monsoon is soaking the northwest region ahead of schedule. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: northwest /ˌnɔːθˈwɛst; ˌnɔːˈwɛst/ NOUN
The northwest is the direction which is halfway between north and west.
The village is five miles out to the northwest.
- American English: northwest
- Arabic: شِمَالٌ غَرْبِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: noroeste
- Chinese: 西北
- Croatian: sjeverozapad
- Czech: severozápad
- Danish: nordvest
- Dutch: noordwesten
- European Spanish: noroeste
- Finnish: luode
- French: nord-ouest
- German: Nordwesten
- Greek: βορειοδυτικά
- Italian: nord-ovest
- Japanese: 北西
- Korean: 북서쪽
- Norwegian: nordvest
- Polish: północny zachód
- European Portuguese: noroeste
- Romanian: nord-vest
- Russian: северо-запад
- Spanish: noroeste
- Swedish: nordväst
- Thai: ทิศตะวันตกเฉียงเหนือ
- Turkish: kuzeybatı
- Ukrainian: північний захід
- Vietnamese: tây bắc
British English: northwest ADJECTIVE
The north-west part of a place, country, or region is the part which is towards the north-west.
...the northwest coast of the country.
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