pole·ward | \ ˈpōl-wərd \

Definition of poleward 

: toward or in the direction of a pole of the earth as the sun moves poleward poleward variation in temperature

Examples of poleward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

During warming events when southern waters move poleward, especially those related to El Niño, countless crustaceans ride currents up to southern and central California. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "Thousands of Tiny Red Crustaceans Strand on California Beach," 12 June 2018 The force from Jupiter’s rotation, combined with its smaller radius at the pole, would be expected to move many more cyclones poleward continuously, but this seems not to happen. Andrew Coates, Newsweek, "NASA Juno Unlocks Secrets of Jupiter's Mega Cyclone Clusters," 8 Mar. 2018 They were found at mid-latitudes (roughly the Martian equivalent of Canada or the UK) and occupied poleward-facing slopes. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Large sheets of ice may have been spotted on Mars," 11 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'poleward.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of poleward

1835, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about poleward

Statistics for poleward

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for poleward

The first known use of poleward was in 1835

See more words from the same year

Comments on poleward

What made you want to look up poleward? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characteristic trappings or dress

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!