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westward

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adverb or adjective west·ward \ ˈwes-twərd \

Definition of westward

:toward the west

westwards

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First Known Use of westward

before 12th century


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westward

noun

Definition of westward

:westward direction or part
  • sail to the westward

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First Known Use of westward

circa 1596


WESTWARD Defined for English Language Learners

westward

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adverb

Definition of westward for English Language Learners

  • : toward the west


WESTWARD Defined for Kids

westward

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adverb or adjective west·ward \ ˈwest-wərd \

Definition of westward for Students

:toward the west Settlers moved westward.

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