northwards

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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