Definition of Nor'-west

1. Noun. The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Northwest, Northwestward, Nw
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point



2. Adverb. To, toward, or in the northwest.
Exact synonyms: North-west, Northwest

Definition of Nor'-west

1. Noun. northwest ¹

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Literary usage of Nor'-west

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1. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"... To hear thy wild winter-notes, brilliant and free, To feel thy cool touch on my heart-strings opprest, And gather a tone from the bracing Nor West, ..."

2. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1883)
"To John Peirce Seven Acres, bounded nor west by the range way, Nor East by Peter Tufts, South East by Capt TimĀ° Wheeler, Sou West by Jonathan Peirce. ..."

3. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1858)
"They ran within half a league of the cape, and from thence the land fell awaye and falls in from this headland, nor-west and by nore, and nor-west. ..."

4. The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies: With Abstracts by Clements Robert Markham (1877)
"... gale of wind at south-south west, our course for the most pte nor nor west, this nyght we wer ..."

5. The Historie of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia: Expressing the by William Strachey, Richard Henry Major (1849)
"They ran within half a league of the cape, and from thence the land fell awaye and falls in from this headland, nor-west and by nore, and nor-west. ..."

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