northward

[nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-th erd]
adjective
  1. Also north·ward·ly. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.
noun
  1. the northward part, direction, or point.

Origin of northward

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

northward

adverb
  1. towards the north

northward

adjective
  1. moving, facing, or situated towards the north
noun
  1. the northward part, direction, etc; the north
adverb
  1. a variant of northwards
Derived Formsnorthwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for northwards

northward

adv.

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

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