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Going toward the north.


going or leading towards the north



proceeding or headed north.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.northbound - moving toward the north; "the northbound lane"; "we took the north train"; "the northward flow of traffic"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
مُتَّجِهٌ شِمَالاًمُتَّجِه شَمالا
směřující na severvedoucí na sever
pohjoiseen menevä
koji vodi na sjever
észak felé tartóészaki irányú
á norîurleiî
북쪽으로 가는
vedúci na sever
kuzeye doğrukuzeye giden
về phía bắc


[ˈnɔːθbaʊnd] ADJ [traffic] → en dirección norte; [carriageway] → de dirección norte, en dirección norte


[ˈnɔːrθbaʊnd] adj
[traffic] → en direction du nord, vers le nord; [train] → en direction du nord
Northbound traffic is moving very slowly → La circulation vers le nord avance très lentement., La circulation en direction du nord avance très lentement.
to be northbound [vehicle] → aller vers le nord, aller en direction du nord
The truck was northbound on the M5 → Le camion allait vers le nord sur la M5., Le camion allait en direction du nord sur la M5.
[carriageway] → nord invNorth Carolina [ˌnɔːrθkærəˈlaɪnə] nCaroline f du Nordnorth-east [ˈnɔːrθˈiːst]
nnord-est m
She's from the north-east → Elle vient du nord-est.
adjnord-est inv
north-east London → le nord-est de Londres
advvers le nord-estnorth-easterly northeasterly [ˌnɔːrθˈiːstərli] adj [wind, direction] → du nord-est; [point] → au nord-estnorth-eastern north eastern [ˈnɔːrθˈiːstərn] adj [coast, part] → nord-est inv; [Europe] → du nord-est


[ˈnɔːθˌbaʊnd] adj (traffic) → diretto/a a nord; (carriageway) → nord inv


(noːθ) noun
1. the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. He faced towards the north; The wind is blowing from the north; I used to live in the north of England.
2. (also N) one of the four main points of the compass.
1. in the north. on the north bank of the river.
2. from the direction of the north. a north wind.
towards the north. The stream flows north.
ˈnortherly (-ðə-) adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north. a northerly breeze.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north. in a northerly direction.
ˈnorthern (-ðən) adjective
of the north or the North.
ˈnortherner (-ðə-) noun
a person who lives, or was born, in a northern region or country.
ˈnorthernmost (-ðən-) adjective
being furthest north. the northernmost point of the coast.
ˈnorthward adjective
towards the north. in a northward direction.
ˈnorthward(s) adverb
towards the north. They were travelling northwards.
ˈnorthbound adjective
travelling northwards. the northbound railway-line.
ˌnorth-ˈeast / ˌnorth-ˈwest nouns, adjective
(in or from) the direction midway between north and east or north and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. the north-east counties; a north-west wind.
towards the north-east or north-west. The building faces north-west.
ˌnorth-ˈeasterly / ˌnorth-ˈwesterly adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north-east or north-west. a north-easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north-east or north-west. a north-westerly direction.
ˌnorth-ˈeastern / ˌnorth-ˈwestern adjective
of the north-east or north-west.
the North Pole
the northern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.


مُتَّجِهٌ شِمَالاً směřující na sever nordgående nach Norden führend βορεινός en dirección norte pohjoiseen menevä en direction du nord koji vodi na sjever verso nord 北行きの 북쪽으로 가는 in noordelijke richting nordgående skierowany na północ em direção norte, em direcção ao norte идущий на север nordgående ซึ่งไปทางเหนือ kuzeye doğru về phía bắc 北行的
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Last year, the Government announced a multi-million-pound project to speed up traffic on the northbound stretch of the A19 in the area.
Traffic management will need to be installed under full carriageway closures and this will happen over a number of nights, detailed below:16/10/15 overnight closure northbound J16-13 for installation of narrow lanes17/10/15 overnight closure southbound J13-15 for installation of narrow lanes,18-21/10/15 overnight closure southbound J13-15 for installation of temporary safety barriers,21-24/10/15 overnight closure northbound J16-13 for installation of temporary safety barriers,22-26/02/16 overnight closure northbound J16-13 for removal of,26-29/02/16 overnight closure southbound J13-15 for removal of traffic management,04-09/03/16 overnight closure northbound J16-13 for surfacing works.
On Tuesday, the northbound A1 closes from Coalhouse to Gateshead Quays, and southbound A1 shuts from Lobley Hill to Coalhouse.
Avenue closed northbound midnight to 2pm Devonshire Road .
The alternative route is via the northbound A470 to Upper Boat Interchange and return southbound.
For the past several weeks, northbound traffic through the Martin Creek-Anlauf construction area has been on a temporary alignment, with right-lane traffic riding on top of the right shoulder.
A 50mph speed limit and narrow lanes will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the A19 northbound between the A1027 exit slip road and the A1027 entry slip road.
Northbound engages with its customers in several different roles - ranging from filling the need for afully-outsourced marketing and sales arm for smaller, growth companies, to helping augment, expand and support the existing capabilities of larger companies.
Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were blocked during the first accident and, for a while, all northbound lanes were closed, as emergency services cleared the debris from the busy stretch of road.
And from 9pm on Thursday until 6am on Friday the southbound section of the road will be shut from junction two to the M69 northbound.
It meant that holidaymakers and other road users travelling from the south of England faced two-hour delays and a five-mile long tailback on the northbound section stretching back to Junction 14.
Local northbound traffic should leave at junction 36 and follow the A61 (Tankersley), the A616, the A629 (via Wortley and Thurgoland) and the A628 before re-joining the M1 northbound at junction 37.

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