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  1. having a westward direction or situation: the westwardly migration of the 1850s.
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  1. toward the west.
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Origin of westwardly

First recorded in 1510–20; westward + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for westwardly

Historical Examples

  • Upwards, and onwards, and steering ever a Westwardly course.

    Mathieu Ropars: et cetera

    William Young

  • The centre of the district mentioned is the westwardly flowing part of the Colorado.

    Our Italy

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • The railway carries us westwardly to Ameca, a picturesque town, and thence the saddle is our means of conveyance.


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • Wind northerly and westwardly; thermometer as on the 3d, 4th, and 5th; but the air does not feel to be as cold as those days.

  • It extends eastwardly and westwardly, and the "Lion's Head" is first seen as you approach from the eastward.