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northward

adverb or adjective north·ward \ ˈnȯrth-wərd \
Updated on: 16 Jan 2018

Definition of northward

: toward the north

northwards

play \ˈnȯrth-wərdz\ adverb

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First Known Use of northward

before 12th century


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northward

noun

Definition of northward

: northward direction or part
  • sail to the northward

Recent Examples of northward from the Web

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First Known Use of northward

14th century


NORTHWARD Defined for English Language Learners

northward

adverb

Definition of northward for English Language Learners

  • : toward the north


NORTHWARD Defined for Kids

northward

adverb or adjective north·ward \ ˈnȯrth-wərd \

Definition of northward for Students

: toward the north The storm is moving northward.

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