[nawrth-west-werd; Nautical nawr-west-werd]
- Also north·west·ward·ly. toward the northwest.
- the northwest.
Origin of northwestward
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Examples from the Web for northwestward
It was out of sight that the coach turned to the left, Northwestward.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Keeping to the northwestward, and coasting along the shore, they landed from time to time in search of food.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
We vaguely located this Asiatic cradle somewhere westward or northwestward of the great plateau of Thibet.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe
John M. Tyler
It keeps to its northwestward course and strikes the Louisiana, Texas or Mexico coasts, according to its impulse.
Northwestward was Milan; to the east lay the almost impregnable fortress of Mantua.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
- towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
- a direction towards or area in the northwest
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