Definition of North-west

1. Adverb. To, toward, or in the northwest.

Exact synonyms: Nor'-west, Northwest

Lexicographical Neighbors of North-west

north-seeking pole
north-west (current term)
north and south
north asian tick-borne rickettsiosis
north by east
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side
north temperate zone

Literary usage of North-west

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"At 1 AM the following day a course was made north-north-west for Alta Vela, a small island on the south coast of San Domingo. ..."

2. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"East half, east half of northwest quarter and south half of southwest quarter of section 12; east half of northeast quarter, north west ..."

3. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide, in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"DIVISION VII: HUDSON'S BAY, north-west AND LABRADOR General Note The modern history of the Canadian North- West begins with the foundation of the North- ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"During the next two or three years public attention was occupied with Captain King's maritime explorations of the north-west coast in three successive ..."

5. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"THE north-west. ALL that vast tract of country in North America which is bounded eastward by the river Ohio and the States of Pennsylvania and Virginia, ..."

6. Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events which by James Handasyd Perkins, John Mason Peck (1857)
"Ordinance passed for government of North West Territory. Innis refuses to prosecute invaders of Indian ... Another Grand Indian council in the North-West. ..."

7. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1889)
"{CHAPTER1 X.) north-west WARD. (Incipit* fol. 63 a). HAVING now done with South-West Ward I must in the next place proceede to speake of the fourth and last ..."

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