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southwest (adv.)

Old English suð-west; see south + west. As a noun from early 12c. Related: Southwester; southwesterly.

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Definitions of southwest
1
southwest (n.)
the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees;
Synonyms: sou'-west / southwestward / sw
southwest (n.)
the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point;
southwest (n.)
a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city;
2
southwest (adj.)
coming from the southwest;
Synonyms: southwesterly
southwest (adj.)
situated in or oriented toward the southwest;
Synonyms: southwestern / southwesterly
3
southwest (adv.)
to, toward, or in the southwest;
Synonyms: south-west / sou'west
4
Southwest (n.)
the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado;
Synonyms: southwestern United States
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