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southwestward

[south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd] /ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛst wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, southwestwards. toward the southwest.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the southwest.
3.
coming from the southwest, as a wind.
noun
4.
the southwest.
Origin of southwestward
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; southwest + -ward
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Examples from the Web for southwestward
Historical Examples
  • The brook was soon gained, and found to flow to the southwestward.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • Pinzon had repeatedly advised that the course be altered to the southwestward.

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • Yes, he pointed to the river, and then to the southwestward.

    Herland Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
  • And the southwestward movement, once started, never stopped.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • They followed the South Fork for some distance, and then, turning southward and southwestward, crossed the plains of Colorado.

  • southwestward from the Colorado Rockies this shrew becomes smaller and slightly more reddish (less grayish).

  • This delicate rock-loving fern is found in the clefts of dry limestone rocks in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and southwestward.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • Then, by nightfall, the bow of the Stormy Petrel was once more headed for the southwestward.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • This line starts from Lanchow southwestward and follows the same route as line (a) as far as Titao.

  • The first branch proceeds from Hora southwestward through many oases to Cherchen.

British Dictionary definitions for southwestward

southwestward

/ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwəd; nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwəd/
adjective
1.
from or towards the southwest
adverb
2.
a variant of southwestwards
noun
3.
a direction towards or area in the southwest
Derived Forms
southwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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