also northwardsADV: usu ADV after v, also n ADVNorthward or northwards means towards the north.
Tropical storm Marco is pushing northward up Florida's coast.
...the flow of immigrants northward.ADJ: ADJ nNorthward is also an adjective.
The northward journey from Jalalabad was no more than 120 miles.
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northward — northward, northwards The only form for the adjective is northward (in a northward direction), but northward and northwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for northwards in BrE: • The advancing Allied armies…forced themselves… … Modern English usage
northward — [nôrth′wərd; ] naut. [ nôr′thərd] adv., adj. toward the north n. a northward direction, point, or region … English World dictionary
Northward — North ward, a. [AS. nor[eth]weard.] Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Northward — North ward, Northwards North wards, adv. Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than to the east or west point. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
northward — (adv.) O.E. norðweard; see NORTH (Cf. north) + WARD (Cf. ward). Related: Northwards … Etymology dictionary
northward — [ˈnɔːθwəd] or northwards [ˈnɔːθwədz] 1. adv towards the north 2. adj towards or in the north … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
northward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a northerly direction. ► ADVERB (also northwards) ▪ towards the north … English terms dictionary
Northward Ho — Contents 1 Date 2 Publication 3 Authorship 4 Source … Wikipedia
northward — I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the north • northwards adverb II. noun Date: 14th century northward direction or part < sail to the northward > … New Collegiate Dictionary
northward — /nawrth weuhrd/; Naut. /nawr dheuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, northwards. toward the north. adj. 2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north. n. 3. the northward part, direction, or point. Also, northwardly (for defs. 1, 2). [bef. 1100; ME;… … Universalium