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Noun: southwest  sawth'west
  1. The compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
    - sou'-west, southwestward, SW
     
  2. The direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
     
  3. A location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
Adverb: southwest  sawth'west
  1. To, toward, or in the southwest
    - south-west, sou'west
Adjective: southwest  sawth'west
  1. Situated in or oriented toward the southwest
    - southwestern, southwesterly
     
  2. Coming from the southwest
    "the winds are southwest";
    - southwesterly
Noun: Southwest
  1. The southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
    - southwestern United States

Derived forms: southwests

See also: south

Type of: compass point, direction, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, location, point

Part of: West, western United States

Encyclopedia: Southwest, Pennsylvania