Definition of Southwestern

1. Noun. A dialect of Middle English.

Exact synonyms: West Saxon
Generic synonyms: Middle English



2. Adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the southwest.
Exact synonyms: Southwest, Southwesterly
Similar to: South

3. Adjective. Of a region of the United States generally including New Mexico; Arizona; Texas; California; and sometimes Nevada; Utah; Colorado.
Similar to: Western

Definition of Southwestern

1. a. Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwesterly; as, to sail a southwestern course.

Definition of Southwestern

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the ''southwest''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Southwestern

1. [adj]

Southwestern Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Southwestern

southsaid
southsay
southsayer
southsayers
southsaying
southsays
southside
southward
southwardly
southwards
southwest
southwest by south
southwest by west
southwester
southwesterly
southwestern
southwestern lip fern
southwestern toad
southwestern united states
southwestern white pine
southwesterner
southwesterners
southwesters
southwests
southwestward
southwestwardly
southwestwards
soutie
souties

Literary usage of Southwestern

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1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1910)
"Reduction of rates; Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern RR Co. (late Paducah and Elizabeth town) urged to reduce its passenger rates to 3 cents per mile; ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"By a statement in the brief of the counsel for the appellant, showing the shares of the stock and the stockholders of the Chicago and Southwestern Railway ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1892)
"15, 1891, when a single individual allowed for some minutes a close inspection. It moved about on a gravelly bank on Renton Hill. BIRDS OF Southwestern NEW ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... purposes 2 BALCONY HOUSE, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Southwestern COLORADO This ruin is the third in size of the numerous prehistoric ruins on the Mesa, ..."

5. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States by Henry Gannett (1905)
"Southwestern Alaska includes the Cook Inlet region, Kodiak and adjacent islands, Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands. Coal, mostly of a lignitic ..."

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