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southwestward

[ south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛst wərd /
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adverb
Also southwestwards. toward the southwest.
adjective
facing or tending toward the southwest.
coming from the southwest, as a wind.
noun
the southwest.
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Origin of southwestward

First recorded in 1540–50; southwest + -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for southwestward

southwestward
/ (ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwəd, nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwəd) /

adjective
from or towards the southwest
adverb
a variant of southwestwards
noun
a direction towards or area in the southwest

Derived forms of southwestward

southwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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