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adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the northwest.
A northwestward direction, point, or region.

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


(ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwəd; ˌnɔːˈwɛstwəd)
(Physical Geography) towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
(Physical Geography) a direction towards or area in the northwest
ˌnorthˈwestwardly adj, adv


(ˌnɔrθˈwɛst wərd; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adv., adj.
1. Also, north`west′ward•ly. toward the northwest.
2. the northwest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northwestward - the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
Adj.1.northwestward - toward the northwest
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
Adv.1.northwestward - in a northwestward direction


A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el noroeste, en dirección noroeste
B. ADV (also northwestwards) → hacia el noroeste, en dirección noroeste
References in classic literature ?
But at length, at the height of a thousand feet, a very violent breeze swept to the northwestward.
Glancing northwestward, my brother saw the large crescent of shipping already writhing with the approaching terror; one ship passing behind another, another coming round from broadside to end on, steamships whistling and giving off volumes of steam, sails being let out, launches rushing hither and thither.
It is likely to develop further and move to west- Northwestward, towards the Arabian Sea.
Days and days of fierce, often erratic gusts combined with extremely dry weather pushed the blaze with incredible speed as it moved through Ventura Countys agricultural Santa Clara Valley, into the city of Ventura and then moved northwestward, threatening the coastal communities of Santa Barbara County.
There is, however, the potential for the storm to turn northwestward in the coming days, bypassing the peninsula.
As of midday Friday, Gorio maintained its strength as it continued to move northwestward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
If you plan to depart Keaton Beach, Hagens Cove is an easy trip south, but I suggest you concentrate your efforts northwestward.
MIAMI, Dhu-AlQa'dah 25, 1437, Aug 28, 2016, SPA -- Hurricane Gaston is gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic, but forecasters say it poses no threat to land.
The refugees, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, fled violence and unrest in the Middle East and began entering Europe through Turkey and Greece, migrating northwestward hundreds of miles across Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary.
Dujuan, the 21st typhoon of this year in China, was moving northwestward at a weakening speed of 20 km per hour.
Soudelor was centered 60 km west of Hualien, according to the center, and was moving northwestward at a speed of 19 kph.
The narrow (4:1) spindle aims northwestward at an 11th-magnitude star.

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