northwestward

[ nawrth-west-werd; Nautical nawr-west-werd ]
/ ˌnɔrθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛst wərd /

adverb, adjective

Also north·west·ward·ly. toward the northwest.

noun

the northwest.

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Origin of northwestward

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at northwest, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for northwestward

northwestward
/ (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwəd, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstwəd) /

adjective

towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest

noun

a direction towards or area in the northwest

Derived forms of northwestward

northwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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