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southward

adverb or adjective south·ward \ ˈsau̇th-wərd \

Definition of southward

:toward the south

southwards

play \ˈsau̇th-wərdz\ adverb

First Known Use of southward

before 12th century


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southward

noun

Definition of southward

:southward direction or part
  • sail to the southward

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First Known Use of southward

14th century


SOUTHWARD Defined for English Language Learners

southward

adverb

Definition of southward for English Language Learners

  • : toward the south


SOUTHWARD Defined for Kids

southward

adverb or adjective south·ward \ ˈsau̇th-wərd \

Definition of southward for Students

:toward the south

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