Northwest or north west is the ordinal direction halfway between north and west on a compass. It is the opposite of southeast.

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Famous quotes containing the word northwest:

    I got my first clear view of Ktaadn, on this excursion, from a hill about two miles northwest of Bangor, whither I went for this purpose. After this I was ready to return to Massachusetts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)