southwest
I. adverb Date: before 12th century to, toward, or in the southwest II. noun Date: 12th century 1. a. the general direction between south and west b. the point midway between the south and west compass points 2. capitalized regions or countries lying to the southwest of a specified or implied point of orientation III. adjective Date: 14th century 1. coming from the southwest <
a southwest wind
>
2. situated toward or at the southwest <
the southwest corner
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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