northwestward
I. adverb or adjective Date: 14th century toward the northwest • northwestwards adverb II. noun Date: 1765 northwest

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  • northwestward — [nôrth΄west′wərd; ] naut. [ nôr΄west′wərd] adv., adj. toward the northwest n. a northwestward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • Northwestward — North west ward, Northwestwardly North west ward*ly, adv. Toward the northwest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • northwestward — I noun the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees • Syn: ↑northwest, ↑nor west, ↑NW • Hypernyms: ↑compass point, ↑point II adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • northwestward — /nawrth west weuhrd/; Naut. /nawr west weuhrd/, adv., adj. 1. Also, northwestwardly. toward the northwest. n. 2. the northwest. [1350 1400; ME; see NORTHWEST, WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • northwestward — 1. adjective In or toward the northwest 2. adverb Toward the northwest Syn: northwestwards …   Wiktionary

  • northwestward — adv. towards the northwest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • northwestward — north·west·ward …   English syllables

  • northwestward — north•west•ward [[t]ˌnɔrθˈwɛst wərd[/t]] naut. [[t]ˌnɔr [/t]] adv. adj. 1) navig. naut. Also, north west′ward•ly. toward the northwest 2) navig. naut. the northwest • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • north-northwestward — /nawrth nawrth west weuhrd/, Naut. /nawr nawr west weuhrd/, adv., adj. toward the north northwest. Also, north northwestwardly. [1775 85; NORTH NORTHWEST + WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • west-northwestward — /west nawrth west weuhrd/; Naut. /west nawr west weuhrd/, Naut. adj. 1. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west northwest. adv. 2. toward the west northwest. Also, west northwestwardly. [WEST NORTHWEST + WARD] * * * …   Universalium

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