• synonyms


[south-werd-lee; Nautical suhth-erd-lee]
adjective, adverb
  1. toward or from the south.
Show More

Origin of southwardly

First recorded in 1590–1600; southward + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for southwardly

Historical Examples

  • The waters of Black Pond, which but a scarce hour before had been lashed into foam by a southwardly breeze, were silent.

    Habits, Haunts and Anecdotes of the Moose and Illustrations from Life

    Burt Jones

  • We go out of Cork southwardly, and pass through a small and not over-nice settlement called Black Pool, by no means inaptly named.

  • The distance run these twenty-four hours was eighty five miles, and the southwardly current had moreover given its assistance.

  • He rose and fled with a screech, southwardly now, in the direction of White Oak Swamp.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston