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northward

[nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-th erd]
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adverb
  1. Also north·wards, north·ward·ly. toward the north.
adjective
  1. Also north·ward·ly. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.
noun
  1. the northward part, direction, or point.

Origin of northward

before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard. See north, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for northward

northward

adjective
  1. moving, facing, or situated towards the north
noun
  1. the northward part, direction, etc; the north
adverb
  1. a variant of northwards
Derived Formsnorthwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for northward

adv.

Old English norðweard; see north + -ward. Related: Northwards.

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