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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  • northwards — UK [ˈnɔː(r)θwə(r)dz] / US [ˈnɔrθwərdz] or northward UK [ˈnɔː(r)θwə(r)d] / US [ˈnɔrθwərd] adverb towards the north We were flying northwards …   English dictionary

  • northwards — [nôrth′wərdz; ] naut. [ nôr′th′wərdz] adv. NORTHWARD * * * See northwardly. * * * …   Universalium

  • northwards — [nôrth′wərdz; ] naut. [ nôr′th′wərdz] adv. NORTHWARD …   English World dictionary

  • northwards — 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

  • northwards — north|wards1 [ nɔrθwərd ] adjective toward or in the north: a northward course northwards north|wards 2 [ nɔrθwərdz ] or north|ward [ nɔrθwərd ] adverb toward the north: We were flying northwards …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • northwards — adv. Northwards is used with these verbs: ↑head, ↑migrate, ↑travel …   Collocations dictionary

  • northwards — north|wards [ˈno:θwədz US ˈno:rθwərdz] adv also northward towards the north ▪ We sailed northwards. >northward adj ▪ the northward journey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • northwards — adverb see northward I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • northwards — adverb northward; in a northerly direction Ant: southwards …   Wiktionary

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