adverb or adjective west·ward \ˈwes-twərd\

: toward the west

Full Definition of WESTWARD

:  toward the west
west·wards \-twərdz\ adverb

First Known Use of WESTWARD

before 12th century



Definition of WESTWARD

:  westward direction or part <sail to the westward>

First Known Use of WESTWARD

circa 1596
WESTWARDS Defined for Kids


adverb or adjective west·ward \ˈwest-wərd\

Definition of WESTWARD for Kids

:  toward the west <Settlers moved westward.>


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