[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
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Examples from the Web for southward
After following Lake Barlee for nine miles, it turned to the southward.Explorations in Australia
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.The Long Labrador Trail
For the tug belonged to a row of piers about a mile to the southward.The Harbor
- situated, directed, or moving towards the south
- the southward part, direction, etc; the south
- a variant of southwards
Word Origin and History for southward
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