Northward
Northward North"ward, Northwards North"wards, adv. Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than to the east or west point. [1913 Webster]

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  • northward — northward, northwards The only form for the adjective is northward (in a northward direction), but northward and northwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for northwards in BrE: • The advancing Allied armies…forced themselves… …   Modern English usage

  • northward — [nôrth′wərd; ] naut. [ nôr′thərd] adv., adj. toward the north n. a northward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • Northward — North ward, a. [AS. nor[eth]weard.] Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • northward — (adv.) O.E. norðweard; see NORTH (Cf. north) + WARD (Cf. ward). Related: Northwards …   Etymology dictionary

  • northward — [ˈnɔːθwəd] or northwards [ˈnɔːθwədz] 1. adv towards the north 2. adj towards or in the north …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • northward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a northerly direction. ► ADVERB (also northwards) ▪ towards the north …   English terms dictionary

  • northward — [[t]nɔ͟ː(r)θwə(r)d[/t]] also northwards ADV: usu ADV after v, also n ADV Northward or northwards means towards the north. Tropical storm Marco is pushing northward up Florida s coast. ...the flow of immigrants northward. ADJ: ADJ n Northward is… …   English dictionary

  • northward — I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the north • northwards adverb II. noun Date: 14th century northward direction or part < sail to the northward > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • northward — /nawrth weuhrd/; Naut. /nawr dheuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, northwards. toward the north. adj. 2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north. n. 3. the northward part, direction, or point. Also, northwardly (for defs. 1, 2). [bef. 1100; ME;… …   Universalium

  • northward — adj. Northward is used with these nouns: ↑march, ↑migration …   Collocations dictionary

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