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northward

[nawrth-werd; Nautical nawr-th erd] /ˈnɔrθ wərd; Nautical ˈnɔr ðərd/
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
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English northweard. See north, -ward
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Examples for northward
  • 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.
  • In the winter, the winds reversed from northward to southward, a seasonal clock as regular as the length of the day.
  • Direct observations of roe deer revealed that animals orient their heads northward when grazing or resting.
  • The downpour increased northward and diminished south of it.
  • In the spring and summer time all somber thoughts should follow the winter northward with the somber and thoughtful crows.
  • Streaming northward, their work done, camping awhile in clusters of mighty camps.
  • Reindeer receded northward and eastward, and bison and horse followed.
British Dictionary definitions for northward

northward

/ˈnɔːθwəd; nautical ˈnɔːðəd/
adjective
1.
moving, facing, or situated towards the north
noun
2.
the northward part, direction, etc; the north
adverb
3.
a variant of northwards
Derived Forms
northwardly, adjective, adverb

northwards

/ˈnɔːθwədz/
adverb
1.
towards the north
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Word Origin and History for northward
adv.

Old English norðweard; see north + -ward. Related: Northwards.

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northward in the Bible

(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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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