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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, clockwise 315? from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest


1. the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2. the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3. (in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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Thus it was through the conversion of Northwesterners in North America that the Mormons began proselytizing where they did.
Safeco Field was jammed with 45,861 Northwesterners on Sunday, most of them eager to see the Seattle Mariners vault into the American League wild-card lead.
According to Mighetto and Ebel (1994), "During the 1930's, relatively few Northwesterners objected to the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River.
The emerging northwesterners are within one point of securing a league semi-final spot that has eluded them for the past two season.
If the Northwest economy is to endure, Northwesterners will have to make prices tell the truth.
Reversing the course toward extinction for many species of the salmon depends on how much national attention and support northwesterners can generate.
10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Veteran's Day here, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance suggests that Northwesterners aren't likely to show their patriotic pride by flying the stars and stripes.
Pacific Northwesterners have devised an ingenious solution to these problems - one that adds flavor and theatrics.
The places Northwesterners like to vacation are two hours' to a day's drive away from the site of your next convention:
By the end of that period, ranching employed fewer Northwesterners than did photo finishing or landscaping.
Recent developments in several economic sectors of interest to both Northwesterners and Alaskans are:

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