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south-west British & World English

The direction towards the point of the horizon midway between south and west

south by east in south British & World English

Between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west)

south-south-west British & World English

The compass point or direction midway between south and south-west

west-south-west British & World English

The direction or compass point midway between west and south-west

South West Africa British & World English

former name for Namibia.

German South West Africa British & World English

A former German protectorate in SW Africa (1884–1918), corresponding to present-day Namibia

south by east British & World English

Between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west)

the south-west in south-west British & World English

The direction towards the point of the horizon midway between south and west

South West Africa People's Organization British & World English

A nationalist organization formed in Namibia in 1964-6 to oppose the illegitimate South African rule over the region. It waged a guerrilla campaign, operating largely from Angola; it eventually gained UN recognition, and won elections in 1989