Definition of 'southwest'
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Today strong southwest winds will sweep more rain northeast followed by brighter conditions with heavy showers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mood changed as strengthening southwest winds began to draw in a warmer tropical maritime air mass. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The southwest side of the tree will be lighter and rain is more likely to be driven in under the canopy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Bordeaux is 60 miles to the southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Five regions are to be placed under emergency measures, all in the southwest of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The showers could be heavy and persistent, especially across the southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The clouds parted over southwest London as the country settled down to lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We had a drive put in in the 1970s and it missed the southwest corner by inches. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Six tons of rock and earth from Svalbard to be towed round the southwest coast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Baden-Baden is an ancient spa town in a beautiful corner of southwest Germany. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It occupies the southwest area of the island chain, including all the western side of the main island. The Sun (2008)These are most likely in the south and southwest; northern parts will be largely dry with chilly nights. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The colonists faced a land of ice and could only settle on relatively few green areas in sheltered fjords in the southwest of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Consultants are vying to work on a new rail route that could stretch from northeast London to southwest of the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the weekend high pressure is likely to settle things down in the south and southwest; the north will probably remain breezy and wet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Before the day was out, a deep low pressure system moved towards southwest Ireland. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nine miles southwest, meanwhile, is a second lighthouse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The journey is across London, from northeast to southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will stretch all across Ukraine's southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The insurer said that claims were highest in the northeast, the southwest and the Midlands. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The southwest was the region that performed best, with prices up 5.3% in the second quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He also enjoyed spending time with his wife at their home in the Gers region of southwest France. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A mile further southwest on the path brings you back to North End. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The next day a small but rather vicious area of low pressure eased in across the southwest towards the Midlands and overnight into northeast England. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: southwest /ˌsaʊθˈwɛst; ˌsaʊˈwɛst/ NOUN
The southwest is the direction which is halfway between south and west.
The village is some six miles to the southwest.
- American English: southwest
- Arabic: جَنُوبٌ غَرْبِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sudoeste
- Chinese: 西南
- Croatian: jugozapad
- Czech: jihozápad
- Danish: sydvest
- Dutch: zuidwesten
- European Spanish: sudoeste
- Finnish: lounas ilmansuunta
- French: sud-ouest
- German: Südwesten
- Greek: νοτιοδυτικά
- Italian: sud-ovest
- Japanese: 南西
- Korean: 남서쪽
- Norwegian: sørvest
- Polish: południowy zachód
- European Portuguese: sudoeste
- Romanian: sud-vest
- Russian: юго-запад
- Spanish: sudoeste
- Swedish: sydväst
- Thai: ตะวันตกเฉียงใต้
- Turkish: güneybatı
- Ukrainian: південний захід
- Vietnamese: hướng tây nam
British English: southwest ADJECTIVE
The south-west part of a place, country, or region is the part which is towards the south-west.
...a festival in the southwest of the region.
Definition of southwest from the Collins English Dictionary
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