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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

southwest by west, southwester, southwesterly, southwestern, southwesterner, southwestward, southwestwardly, southwestwards, soutine, soutpiel, 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 (1 of 2)

southwestwards

southwestward

/ (ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwədz, nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwədz) /

adverb

to the southwest

British Dictionary definitions for southwestwards (2 of 2)

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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