northward

[nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-therd]
adverb
1.
Also, northwards, northwardly. toward the north.
adjective
2.
Also, northwardly. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north.
noun
3.
the northward part, direction, or point.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard. See north, -ward

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northward (ˈnɔːθwəd, nautical ˈnɔːðəd)
 
adj
1.  moving, facing, or situated towards the north
 
n
2.  the northward part, direction, etc; the north
 
adv
3.  a variant of northwards
 
'northwardly
 
adj, —adv

northwards or northward (ˈnɔːθwədz)
 
adv
towards the north
 
northward or northward
 
adv

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Northward definition


(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the sunny south (Deut. 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of the compass was considered as always having his face to the east, and hence "the left hand" (Gen. 14:15; Job 23:9) denotes the north. The "kingdoms of the north" are Chaldea, Assyria, Media, etc.

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Example sentences
There is little evidence of their fleeing northward so far.
Court will take years to listen to your complaints and the cost will be
  northward without any binding.
One wonders what a crane making the journey today would witness as it soars
  northward over this saddest of lands.
As winter retreats northward across the nation, gardeners are cleaning tools
  and turning attention to spring planting.
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