[nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-th erd]
- Also north·wards, north·ward·ly. toward the north.
- Also north·ward·ly. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.
- the northward part, direction, or point.
Origin of northward
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Examples from the Web for northward
Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.Open Memorandum: Elements of a Possible Peace Deal in Sudan
George Clooney, John Prendergast
November 6, 2010
Meantime a white film of fog spread down the bay from the northward.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The idea of a river flowing to the northward, was not, however, new.
The wind blew this day more from the northward, and was cooler.
It was likely to turn our river too far to the northward for our purpose.
It follows the watershed from the lake to Oneida, and clears the Mohawk Valley northward.The Trail Book
- moving, facing, or situated towards the north
- the northward part, direction, etc; the north
- a variant of northwards
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Word Origin and History for northward
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