northwestward

adverb or adjective
north·​west·​ward | \ nȯr(th)-ˈwes-twərd How to pronounce northwestward (audio) \

Definition of northwestward

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: toward the northwest

northwestward

noun

Definition of northwestward (Entry 2 of 2)

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Adverb or adjective

northwestwards \ nȯr(th)-​ˈwes-​twərdz How to pronounce northwestwards (audio) \ adverb

Examples of northwestward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective As a result Delta entered its strengthening phase, which is expected to last through Wednesday as the system moves northwestward near Cancun and then into the Gulf of Mexico. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Hurricane Delta rapidly intensifies, likely to hit U.S. Gulf Coast late this week," 6 Oct. 2020 The wave is moving slowly northwestward into environmentally, friendly conditions for tropical development. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Tropical Storm Gamma may form from 1 of 2 systems in Caribbean," 1 Oct. 2020 The storm is forecast to continue moving northwestward over the next several days, with gradual weakening expected to begin by Tuesday. Fox News, "Tropical Storms Teddy, Vicky form as hurricane center tracks 8 systems; 'storms everywhere'," 14 Sep. 2020 The disturbance is expected to turn northwestward and then northward and will pass north of the Leeward Islands by the middle of next week. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane Isaias 2020 track shifts a bit eastward as it approaches Florida," 1 Aug. 2020 The storm is located 300 miles south, southwest of Bermuda, and is forecast to move northwestward at about 10 mph over the southwestern Atlantic Tuesday. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "System in tropics loses odds of development, Hurricane Center says," 4 Aug. 2020 The system is forecast to move northwestward through Tuesday but then could stall several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda by later in the week. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical Storm Isaias now forecast to be hurricane when it hits Carolinas later tonight," 3 Aug. 2020 Typhoon Vongfong is forecast to barrel northwestward across densely populated eastern provinces and cities before exiting in the north Sunday. Fox News, "Typhoon Vongfong rapidly intensifies as it slams into coronavirus-hit Philippines," 14 May 2020 Tropical Storm Karen was slowly moving northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea early Monday, while Tropical Storm Jerry was moving north-northwestward over the western Atlantic Ocean. NBC News, "Tropical storms Karen and Jerry approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda," 23 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun It is projected to move west-northwestward but has only a 10% chance of developing over the next two days and a 20% chance over the next five days. Anna Jones, NOLA.com, "Chances of developing into named storms increase for 2 of 4 systems in Atlantic, NHC says," 6 Sep. 2020 Paulette is forecast to continue to move west-northwestward through Friday. Brooke Baitinger, orlandosentinel.com, "Today is the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and forecasters are monitoring six systems including tropical storms Rene and Paulette," 10 Sep. 2020 Paulette is forecast to continue to move west-northwestward through Friday. Brooke Baitinger, courant.com, "Today is the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and forecasters are monitoring six systems including tropical storms Rene and Paulette," 10 Sep. 2020 Marco is expected to continue a slightly slower northwestward motion for the next day or say, NHC forecasters said, before an increase in forward speed is expected by early next week. Emma Discher, NOLA.com, "Tropical Storm Marco forms; joins Tropical Storm Laura as both make their way to Gulf," 21 Aug. 2020 The storm has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph and moving north-northwestward at 7 mph. CBS News, "Hurricane Dorian moving up East Coast after leaving Bahamas in ruins," 4 Sep. 2019 Tropical Storm Karen was slowly moving northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea early Monday, while Tropical Storm Jerry was moving north-northwestward over the western Atlantic Ocean. NBC News, "Tropical storms Karen and Jerry approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda," 23 Sep. 2019 Dorian was located about 95 miles east of Daytona Beach, Fla., moving north-northwestward at 8 mph. Fox News, "Hurricane Dorian lashes Florida with tropical storm conditions, as Carolinas brace for 'very close brush'," 3 Sep. 2019 The National Hurricane Center expects Dorian to resume a west-northwestward motion overnight, followed by a turn northwest late Tuesday night and a northeastward motion forecasted to begin by Wednesday night. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, "Stationary Hurricane Dorian keeps hammering Bahamas," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of northwestward

Adverb or adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1758, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Northwestward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northwestward. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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northwestward

adverb
How to pronounce northwestward (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of northwestward

: toward the northwest

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