northwest northwest  /ˌnɔrθ ˈwɛst/


  1. (n) the northwestern region of the United States
  2. (n) the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
  3. (n) the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  4. (n) a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
  5. (adj) situated in or oriented toward the northwest
  6. (adj) coming from the northwest
  7. (adv) to, toward, or in the northwest


  • A government official says the death toll in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's northwest has reached 25.


  1. Northwest board sets superintendent’s salary for 2013-14

    The Northwest school board set Superintendent Matt Fisher’s salary for the coming school year at $140,000.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Northwest Analytics Announces Strategic Partnership With MAVERICK Technologies to Expand Capacity and Services Related ...

    Northwest Analytics, a global supplier of manufacturing intelligence solutions for process industries, today announced the expanded availability of delivery, implementation and related services from a ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Northwest approves pay increases

    The Northwest school board approved a salary package that will raise wages and benefits for noncertified employees by 3.68 percent on average.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent


  1. "We know from over a century of northern resource exploration that there is gas in the Beaufort, oil in the Eastern Arctic, and gold in the Yukon. There are diamonds in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and countless other precious resources...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: Calgary Herald

  2. "Osama bin Laden and his top leadership -- the people who murdered 3,000 Americans -- have a safe-haven in northwest Pakistan, where they operate with such freedom of action that they can still put out hate-filled audiotapes to the outside...
    on Jun 18, 2005 By: Barack Obama Source:

  3. "There are quite a few countries with this problem but none on the scale of China because it is so big," said Lester Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute. "You only have to go to northwest China and see that the numbers and size of dust...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Lester R. Brown Source: Guardian Unlimited

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