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 (south-wĕst′wərd, sou-wĕst′-)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the southwest.
A southwestward direction, point, or region.

south·west′ward·ly adv. & adj.
south·west′wards adv.
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(ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwəd; ˌsaʊˈwɛstwəd)
(Navigation) from or towards the southwest
(Navigation) a variant of southwestwards
(Navigation) a direction towards or area in the southwest
ˌsouthˈwestwardly adj, adv
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(ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Naut. ˌsaʊ-)

1. Also, south`west′wards. toward the southwest.
2. facing or tending toward the southwest.
3. coming from the southwest, as a wind.
4. the southwest.
south`west′ward•ly, adj., adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southwestward - the compass point midway between south and westsouthwestward - the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 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.southwestward - toward the southwest
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
Adv.1.southwestward - in a southwestward direction
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A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el sudoeste or suroeste, en dirección sudoeste or suroeste
B. ADVhacia el sudoeste or suroeste, en dirección sudoeste or suroeste
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