southwestward

[ south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛst wərd /
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adverb

Also south·west·wards. toward the southwest.

adjective

facing or tending toward the southwest.
coming from the southwest, as a wind.

noun


Nearby words

  1. southwest by west,
  2. southwester,
  3. southwesterly,
  4. southwestern,
  5. southwesterner,
  6. southwestwardly,
  7. southwestwards,
  8. soutine,
  9. soutpiel,
  10. soutter

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 Formssouthwestwardly, adjective, adverb

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