Definition of Pacific northwest

1. Noun. A region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia.

Definition of Pacific northwest

1. Proper noun. The region of North America along the Pacific coast, the core of which is the states of Washington and Oregon, variously including southern British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and the panhandle of or all of Alaska. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pacific Northwest

Pacheco's disease
Pacheco's parrot disease virus
Pachon's method
Pachon's test
Pachyrhizus erosus
Pachyrhizus tuberosus
Pachysandra procumbens
Pachysandra terminalis
Pacific Coast
Pacific Daylight Time
Pacific Diver
Pacific Islander
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Time
Pacific blackberries
Pacific blackberry
Pacific blackchin
Pacific bonito
Pacific bottlenose dolphin
Pacific cod
Pacific dewberries
Pacific dewberry
Pacific giant salamander
Pacific halibut
Pacific hemlock

Literary usage of Pacific northwest

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

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Architecture of the pacific northwest. RC Sweatt. II. Arch. Rec. 26: 166-75. S. '09. ... Our pacific northwest. NH Darton. 11. maps. Nat. ..."

2. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"By the pacific northwest is meant the states of Oregon, Washington, ... Even without Idaho the area of the pacific northwest is still immense. ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"Education in the pacific northwest BY HELEN H. MCCANDLESS, ... pacific Northwest cannot be done E| as in the more established centers where time has I worn ..."

4. The Pacific Ocean in History: Papers and Addresses Presented at the Panama by Henry Morse Stephens, Herbert Eugene Bolton, American Historical Association, Asiatic Institute (1917)
"... of the pacific northwest, but I am not a professional writer of it. For my purpose this caption refers to the Columbia River and its tributaries, ..."

5. History of the Northern Pacific Railroad by Eugene Virgil Smalley (1883)
"The Metropolis of the pacific northwest—Portland's Advantageous Location—Its Enterprise in Establishing Transportation Lines—The Railway System Centring in ..."

6. History of Woman Suffrage by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886)
"THE pacific northwest. The Long Marches Westward—Abigail Scott Duniway—Mary Olney Brown—The First Steps in Oregon—Col. CA Reed—Judge GW Lawson—1870—The New ..."

7. Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (1998) edited by Paula Altman (1999)
"150 US Department of Energy pacific northwest National Laboratory University and ... pacific northwest focuses on research and development related to waste ..."

8. Guide to the Study and Reading of American History by Edward Channing, Albert Bushnell Hart, Frederick Jackson Turner (1912)
"Eastern Washington Territory and Oregon (1888); The Oregonian, Handbook of the pacific northwest; JW Pace and HJ Mock, Montana Blue Book (1891); ..."

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