HyperDic: southwest

English > 7 senses of the word southwest / Southwest:
NOUNrelationsouthwest, sou'-west, southwestward, SWthe compass point midway between south and west
locationSouthwest, southwestern United Statesthe southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
relationsouthwestthe direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
locationsouthwesta location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
ADVERBallsouthwest, south-west, sou'westto, toward, or in the southwest
ADJECTIVEallsouthwest, southwesterlycoming from the southwest
allsouthwest, southwestern, southwesterlysituated in or oriented toward the southwest
southwest / Southwest > pronunciation
Soundssaw.thweh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > southwest: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningComing from the southwest.
Example"the winds are southwesterly"
Synonymsouthwesterly
Broadersouthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
Spanishsuroeste
English > southwest: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsituated in or oriented toward the southwest.
Synonymssouthwestern, southwesterly
Broadersouthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
Spanishsudoeste, suroeste
English > southwest: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees.
Synonymssou'-west, southwestward, SW
Broadercompass point, pointAny of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
Spanishsudoeste, suroeste
Catalansud-oest
English > Southwest: 7 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado.
Synonymsouthwestern United States
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Part ofWest, western United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
PartsArizona, Grand Canyon State, AZA state in southwestern United States
California, Golden State, CA, Calif.A state in the western United States on the Pacific
Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NV, Nev.A state in the southwestern United States
New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, NM, N.M.A state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
Texas, Lone-Star State, TX, Tex.The second largest state
Region ofarroyoA stream or brook
Spanishsudoeste, suroeste
Catalansud-oest
English > southwest: 7 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningThe direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point.
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Spanishsuroeste
English > southwest: 7 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city.
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
English > southwest: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo, toward, or in the southwest.
Synonymssouth-west, sou'west

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