westward

[ west-werd ]
/ ˈwɛst wərd /

adjective

moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west: a westward migration of farm workers.

adverb

Also west·wards. toward the west; west: a train moving westward.

noun

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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westward

/ (ˈwɛstwəd) /

adjective

moving, facing, or situated in the west

adverb

Also: westwards towards the west

noun

the westward part, direction, etc; the west
Derived Formswestwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for westward

westward


adv.

Old English westweard; see west + -ward.

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