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southwestward

adverb or adjective south·west·ward \ sau̇(th)-ˈwes-twərd \

Definition of southwestward

: toward the southwest

southwestwards

play \sau̇(th)-ˈwes-twərdz\ adverb

First Known Use of southwestward

1548


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southwestward

noun

Definition of southwestward

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First Known Use of southwestward

1532


SOUTHWESTWARD Defined for English Language Learners

southwestward

adverb

Definition of southwestward for English Language Learners

  • : toward the southwest


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