southward

[south-werd; Nautical suhth-erd]
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adjective

moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the south.
coming from the south, as a wind.

adverb

Also south·wards. toward the south; south.

noun

the southward part, direction, or point.

Origin of southward

before 900; Middle English; Old English sūth weard. See south, -ward
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Contemporary Examples of southwards

  • The Tsars used them to push the frontiers of Russia southwards and east, through Siberia and as far as the Pacific Ocean.

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British Dictionary definitions for southwards

southwards

southward

adverb

towards the south

southward

adjective

situated, directed, or moving towards the south

noun

the southward part, direction, etc; the south

adverb

a variant of southwards
Derived Formssouthwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for southwards

southward

adj.

Old English suðweard; see south + -ward.

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