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southwestward

[south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also south·west·wards. toward the southwest.
adjective
  1. facing or tending toward the southwest.
  2. coming from the southwest, as a wind.
noun
  1. the southwest.

Origin of southwestward

First recorded in 1540–50; southwest + -ward
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Examples from the Web for southwestwards

Historical Examples

  • Just before midnight we struck off southwestwards from the railway.

    The Escaping Club

    A. J. Evans


British Dictionary definitions for southwestwards

southwestwards

southwestward

adverb
  1. to the southwest

southwestward

adjective
  1. from or towards the southwest
adverb
  1. a variant of southwestwards
noun
  1. a direction towards or area in the southwest
Derived Formssouthwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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