• IPA: /saʊθˈwɛst/
  • (nautical, dialectal) IPA: /saʊˈwɛst/

southwest (uncountable)

  1. The compass point halfway between south and west, specifically 225°, abbreviated as SW.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗, page 40 ↗:
      So this was my future home, I thought! […] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
Translations Adjective

southwest (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwestern.
  2. Towards the southwest, southwestwards, southwestern.
  3. From the southwest, southwesterly
  • French: sud-ouest, du sud-ouest
  • Portuguese: sudoeste, do sudoeste
  • Russian: юго-за́падный
  • Spanish: suroeste, del sudoeste

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