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northeastwards

[nawrth-eest-werdz; Nautical nawr-eest-werdz] /ˌnɔrθˈist wərdz; Nautical ˌnɔrˈist wərdz/
adverb
Origin of northeastwards

northeastward

[nawrth-eest-werd; Nautical nawr-eest-werd] /ˌnɔrθˈist wərd; Nautical ˌnɔrˈist wərd/
adverb, adjective
1.
Also, northeastwardly. toward the northeast.
noun
2.
the northeast.
Origin
First recorded in 1545-55; northeast + -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for northeastwards

northeastwards

/ˌnɔːθˈiːstwədz; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstwədz/
adverb
1.
to the northeast

northeastward

/ˌnɔːθˈiːstwəd; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstwəd/
adjective
1.
towards or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
noun
2.
a direction towards or area in the northeast
Derived Forms
northeastwardly, adjective, adverb
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