[south-werd; Nautical suhth -erd]
moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the south.
coming from the south, as a wind.
Also south·wards. toward the south; south.
the southward part, direction, or point.
Origin of southward
before 900; Middle English; Old English sūth weard.
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Examples from the Web for southward
Historical Examples of southward
After following Lake Barlee for nine miles, it turned to the southward.
The wind shifted about this time, to a gentle breeze from the southward and eastward.
The brig must have been about a day's run to the southward of Bermuda.
Geese and black ducks, making their way to the southward, were met with daily.
For the tug belonged to a row of piers about a mile to the southward.
British Dictionary definitions for southward
situated, directed, or moving towards the south
Derived Formssouthwardly, adjective, adverb
the southward part, direction, etc; the south
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