southwestward

[south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd]
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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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Examples from the Web for southwestwards

  • Just before midnight we struck off southwestwards from the railway.

    The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans


British Dictionary definitions for southwestwards

southwestwards

southwestward

adverb

to the southwest

southwestward

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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