southwestern
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sūth-westerne, from sūth south + westerne western Date: before 12th century 1. lying toward or coming from the southwest 2. often capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Southwest • southwesternmost adjective

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  • Southwestern — South west ern, a. Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwesterly; as, to sail a southwestern course. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southwestern — [south΄wes′tərn, ] naut [.sou wes′tərn] adj. 1. in, of, to, toward, or facing southwest 2. from the southwest [a southwestern wind ] ☆ 3. [S ] of or characteristic of the Southwest Southwesterner n. * * * …   Universalium

  • southwestern — [south΄wes′tərn, ] naut [.sou wes′tərn] adj. 1. in, of, to, toward, or facing southwest 2. from the southwest [a southwestern wind ] ☆ 3. [S ] of or characteristic of the Southwest Southwesterner n …   English World dictionary

  • southwestern — adjective 1. situated in or oriented toward the southwest • Syn: ↑southwest, ↑southwesterly • Similar to: ↑south 2. of a region of the United States generally including New Mexico; Arizona; Texas; California; and sometimes Nevada; Utah; Colorado …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southwestern — noun a dialect of Middle English • Syn: ↑West Saxon • Hypernyms: ↑Middle English * * * tə(r)n, R also tən adjective Etymology: Middle English, from …   Useful english dictionary

  • southwestern — adjective Of or pertaining to the southwest. Locals think southwestern sunsets are the most beautiful …   Wiktionary

  • southwestern — south|west|ern [ˌsauθˈwestən US ərn] adj written abbreviation SW in or from the southwest part of a country or area ▪ southwestern Colorado …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • southwestern — south west·ern || ‚saʊθ westÉ™(r)n adj. of or pertaining to the southwest; facing toward the southwest; coming from the southwest; of or pertaining to the southwestern region of the United States …   English contemporary dictionary

  • southwestern — adjective in or from the southwest part of a country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • southwestern — south·west·ern …   English syllables

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