northward

[ nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-th erd ]
/ ˈnɔrθ wərd; Nautical ˈnɔr ðərd /

adverb

Also north·wards, north·ward·ly. toward the north.

adjective

Also north·ward·ly. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.

noun

the northward part, direction, or point.

Nearby words

  1. northrup,
  2. northumberland,
  3. northumberland strait,
  4. northumbria,
  5. northumbrian,
  6. northwards,
  7. northwest,
  8. northwest by north,
  9. northwest by west,
  10. northwest indian confederation

Origin of northward

before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard. See north, -ward

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British Dictionary definitions for northward

northward

/ (ˈnɔːθwəd, nautical ˈnɔːðəd) /

adjective

moving, facing, or situated towards the north

noun

the northward part, direction, etc; the north

adverb

a variant of northwards
Derived Formsnorthwardly, adjective, adverb

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Word Origin and History for northward

northward

adv.

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

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