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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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(ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwədz; ˌsaʊˈwɛstwədz) or


(Navigation) to the southwest
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The officers who were not actively engaged stood and stared over the treetops southwestward, and the men digging would stop every now and again to stare in the same direc- tion.
"The cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists.
2) ORDER 2018 THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS give notice that they have made the above Order under sections 2(1) and (2), 4(1) and 14(1)(b) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, temporarily prohibiting traffic on: That length of the A87 Invergarry - Kyle of Lochalsh - Borve - Uig Trunk Road from a point 1.4 kilometres or thereby northeast of the eastmost junction with the Luib Village Road in a generally southwestwards direction to a point 3 kilometres or thereby southwest of the westmost Luib Village Road junction, a distance of 4.4 kilometres or thereby.
It is very likely to move initially westwards during the first 12 hours and then southwestwards during the following 24 hours."
The non-random distribution was highly significant for "tangential" chicks: whereas "right-sided" chicks preferred NNE and headed southwestwards, "left-sided" chicks preferred south of the dish and headed northeastwards.
Mount Road, Marsden from a point 195 metres south-west of Netherley Drive (south- western junction) for 320 metres southwestwards. If the order takes effect it will also revoke certain items in the Urban District Council of Colne Valley - Colne Valley (Restricted Roads) (No.1) Order 1966 and the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council (Speed Limit) (No.6) Order 1979 and Kirklees Metropolitan Council (Speed Limit) (No.58) Order 2006 in their entirety.
SCHEDULE (PART 4) 9.To Prohibit Waiting on the following lengths of roads: 9.1 NO WAITING AT ANY TIME Heol Llangeinor, Llangeinor (Map ref.AT30) (i) From the boundary of 14, Heol Llangeinor and Woodland View, Heol Llangeinor, southwestwards for a distance of approximately 18 metres (19.5yards).
During the regression of the Palaeobaltic sea in the Pridoli Epoch the facies belts in the East Baltic area migrated southwestwards. The studied drill cores represent mostly carbonate deposits of the open shelf, except from the Dubovskoye core which contains mostly argillaceous sedimentary rocks of the deeper-water transitional facies belt (Fig.
(iv) Astrocaryum gratum extends from the Urubamba valley (Cusco) northwestwards to the upper Tambopata valley southwestwards, it does not cross the Madre de Dios river eastwards.