westward

[west-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also west·wards. toward the west; west: a train moving westward.
noun
  1. the westward part, direction, or point: The wind had veered to the westward.

Origin of westward

before 900; Middle English; Old English westweard. See west, -ward
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Related Words for westward

westerly, westward, westbound, westernmost

Examples from the Web for westward

Contemporary Examples of westward

Historical Examples of westward

  • 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.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • It was in the dead of winter, and the winds hung to the westward for a long time.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Once more we were in the by-road which had brought us westward parallel with the highway.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable


British Dictionary definitions for westward

westward

adjective
  1. moving, facing, or situated in the west
adverb
  1. Also: westwards towards the west
noun
  1. the westward part, direction, etc; the west
Derived Formswestwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for westward
adv.

Old English westweard; see west + -ward.

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