Meaning of southwest

south•west

Pronunciation: (south"west'Naut.sou"west'), [key]
— n.
  1. the point or direction midway between south and west. Abbr.: SW
  2. a region in this direction.
  3. the southwest region of the United States.
—adj.
  1. lying toward, situated in, or directed toward the southwest.
  2. coming from the southwest, as a wind.
—adv.
  1. in the direction midway between south and west.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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