northward

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

Origin of northward

before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard. See north, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for northwards (1 of 2)

northwards

northward

/ (ˈnɔːθwədz) /

adverb

towards the north

British Dictionary definitions for northwards (2 of 2)

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 northwards

northward


adv.

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

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