- moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west: a westward migration of farm workers.
- Also west·wards. toward the west; west: a train moving westward.
- the westward part, direction, or point: The wind had veered to the westward.
Origin of westward
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Examples from the Web for westward
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For many years its tight-eye forests blocked the westward trek of pioneers and forced them onto the plains to the north.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas
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We camped near the sea, a few miles to the westward of Cape Pasley.
The wind was strong from the westward, accompanied with light showers all day.
The Start, and the point to the westward of it, were still to be cleared.
It was in the dead of winter, and the winds hung to the westward for a long time.
Once more we were in the by-road which had brought us westward parallel with the highway.The Cavalier
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- moving, facing, or situated in the west
- Also: westwards towards the west
- the westward part, direction, etc; the west
Word Origin and History for westward
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