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north·ward

 (nôrth′wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the north.
n.
A northern direction, point, or region.

north′ward·ly adv. & adj.
north′wards adv.

northward

(ˈnɔːθwəd; ˈnɔːðəd)
adj
moving, facing, or situated towards the north
n
the northward part, direction, etc; the north
adv
a variant of northwards
ˈnorthwardly adj, adv

north•ward

(ˈnɔrθ wərd; Naut. ˈnɔr ðərd)

adv.
1. Also, north′wards. toward the north.
adj.
2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.
n.
3. the northward part, direction, or point.
Also, north′ward•ly (for defs. 1,2).
[before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northward - the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
Adj.1.northward - 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"
Adv.1.northward - in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"
Translations
نَحْو الشَّمالنَحْو الشَّمال، شَمالا
na sever
mod nord
í norîur
kuzeyekuzeye doğru giden

northward

[ˈnɔːθwəd]
A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el norte, en dirección norte
B. ADV (also northwards) → hacia el norte, en dirección norte

northward

[ˈnɔːrθwərd] adv (also northwards) → vers le nord, en direction du nord
adj [journey] → vers le nord, en direction du nordnorth-west [ˈnɔːrθˈwɛst]
nnord-ouest m
adjnord-ouest inv
in north-west London → dans le nord-ouest de Londres
advvers le nord-ouestnorth-westerly northwesterly [ˌnɔːrθˈwɛstərli] adj [wind, direction] → du nord-ouest; [point] → au nord-ouestnorth-western [ˈnɔːrθˈwɛstərn] adj [coast, part] → nord-ouest inv; [Europe] → du nord-ouest

north

(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.
adjective
1. in the north. on the north bank of the river.
2. from the direction of the north. a north wind.
adverb
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.
adverb
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.
References in classic literature ?
At last there was something to do in those long, empty summer evenings, when the married people sat like images on their front porches, and the boys and girls tramped and tramped the board sidewalks-- northward to the edge of the open prairie, south to the depot, then back again to the post-office, the ice-cream parlour, the butcher shop.
Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall northward.
Stood our old Sammy off to the northward, to get out of the blazing hot weather there on the Line.
When the Campbells are returned, we shall meet them in London, and continue there, I trust, till we may carry her northward.
Drive to the first station beyond York, northward, southward, or eastward, as may be hereafter determined.
The honoured parent steering Northward, had not gone far, when he was joined by another disciple of Izaak Walton, and the two trudged on together.
CANAAN he now attains, I see his Tents Pitcht about SECHEM, and the neighbouring Plaine Of MOREB; there by promise he receaves Gift to his Progenie of all that Land; From HAMATH Northward to the Desert South (Things by thir names I call, though yet unnam'd) From HERMON East to the great Western Sea, Mount HERMON, yonder Sea, each place behold In prospect, as I point them; on the shoare Mount CARMEL; here the double-founted stream JORDAN, true limit Eastward; but his Sons Shall dwell to SENIR, that long ridge of Hills.
In the meantime, while summoned by heralds and by trumpets, the knight was holding his course northward, avoiding all frequented paths, and taking the shortest road through the woodlands.
I remembered what Silver had said about the current that sets northward along the whole west coast of Treasure Island, and seeing from my position that I was already under its influence, I preferred to leave Haulbowline Head behind me and reserve my strength for an attempt to land upon the kindlier-looking Cape of the Woods.
Having thus prepared all things as well as I was able, I set sail on the twenty-fourth day of September 1701, at six in the morning; and when I had gone about four-leagues to the northward, the wind being at south-east, at six in the evening I descried a small island, about half a league to the north-west.
Then the Sea Cow began to travel northward very slowly, stopping to hold absurd bowing councils from time to time, and Kotick followed them, saying to himself, "People who are such idiots as these are would have been killed long ago if they hadn't found out some safe island.
By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.

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