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southward

[south-werd; Nautical suhth -erd] /ˈsaʊθ wərd; Nautical ˈsʌð ərd/
adjective
1.
moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the south.
2.
coming from the south, as a wind.
adverb
3.
Also, southwards. toward the south; south.
noun
4.
the southward part, direction, or point.
Origin of southward
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English sūth weard. See south, -ward
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  • A gleam of hope shone in the young brave's breast, and, worn with sorrow as he was, he armed himself and set off southward.

  • Geese and black ducks, making their way to the southward, were met with daily.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • He was knocked senseless, and when he came to himself they were all out on the southward prairie.

    A Soldier's Trial Charles King
  • Sandy coast of Virginia and southward; occasionally cultivated in the north.

  • Our aero was drifting downward and southward in the slight wind.

  • But she shook her head at the advice and drove on southward in the darkness.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • To the southward it narrows to a point, presenting abrupt edges, which in some places drop into almost fathomless water.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson
  • Take me away, away into the undiscovered countries to the southward.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • While that to the southward,” urged Lumley, “is so soft and beautiful—so full of poetry and romance.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
  • At Conch, by this time, the mail-boat would be due on the southward trip.

    Billy Topsail & Company Norman Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for southward

southward

/ˈsaʊθwəd; nautical ˈsʌðəd/
adjective
1.
situated, directed, or moving towards the south
noun
2.
the southward part, direction, etc; the south
adverb
3.
a variant of southwards
Derived Forms
southwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for southward
adj.

Old English suðweard; see south + -ward.

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