coastward
or coastwards adverb Date: 1840 toward the coast • coastward adjective

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  • coastward — [kōst′wərd] adj., adv. toward the coast: also coastwards [kōst′wərdz] adv …   English World dictionary

  • coastward — /kohst weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, coastwards. toward the coast: We left the sinking ship in lifeboats and rowed coastward. adj. 2. directed toward the coast: a coastward migration. [1850 55; COAST + WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • coastward — 1. adjective near the coast 2. adverb towards the coast …   Wiktionary

  • coastward — adv. toward the coast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coastward — coast·ward …   English syllables

  • coastward — coast•ward [[t]ˈkoʊst wərd[/t]] adv. 1) navig. Also, coast′wards. toward the coast 2) navig. directed toward the coast • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • coastward — adverb in the direction of the coast …   Useful english dictionary

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  • onshore — adv 1. landward, landwards, coastward, coastwards, shoreward, toward the land or coast or shore, inland; off or away from the water or sea or lake; with the waves. 2. coastwise, along the coast, following the coast, hugging the shore, Archaic.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • coast|wards — «KOHST wuhrdz», adverb. = coastward. (Cf. ↑coastward) …   Useful english dictionary

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