westward
I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the west • westwards adverb II. noun Date: circa 1596 westward direction or part <
sail to the westward
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  • Westward — is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cumbria.Westward is located on the south side of the Wiza Beck to the south of the town of Wigton. Administratively it forms part of the district of Allerdale. The Nobel prize winner… …   Wikipedia

  • westward — westward, westwards The only form for the adjective is westward (in a westward direction), but westward and westwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for westwards in BrE: • He climbed the lower slopes of Big Allen and stood,… …   Modern English usage

  • Westward — West ward, Westwards West wards, adv. [AS. westweard. See {West}, and { ward}. ] Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward. [1913 Webster] Westward the course of empire takes its way. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Westward — West ward, a. Lying toward the west. [1913 Webster] Yond same star that s westward from the pole. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • westward — [west′wərd] adv., adj. toward the west n. a westward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • Westward — West ward, n. The western region or countries; the west. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • westward — O.E. westweard; see WEST (Cf. west) + WARD (Cf. ward) …   Etymology dictionary

  • westward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ towards the west. ► ADVERB (also westwards) ▪ in a westerly direction …   English terms dictionary

  • westward — [[t]we̱stwə(r)d[/t]] ADV: usu ADV after v, also n ADV (The form westwards is also used.) Westward or westwards means towards the west. He sailed westward from Palos de la Frontera... Within hours, she was free to resume her journey westward. ADJ …   English dictionary

  • westward — /west weuhrd/, adj. 1. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west: a westward migration of farm workers. adv. 2. Also, westwards. toward the west; west: a train moving westward. n. 3. the westward part, direction, or point: The wind had …   Universalium

  • westward — 1. adjective Lying toward the west. Yond same star thats westward from the pole. . 2. adverb a) Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward. Westward the course of empire takes its way. . b) westward …   Wiktionary

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