northwestward

[nawrth-west-werd; Nautical nawr-west-werd]
adverb, adjective
1.
Also, northwestwardly. toward the northwest.
noun
2.
the northwest.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see northwest, -ward

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northwestward (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwəd, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstwəd)
 
adj
1.  towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
 
n
2.  a direction towards or area in the northwest
 
north'westwardly
 
adj, —adv

northwestwards or northwestward (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwədz, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstwədz)
 
adv
towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
 
northwestward or northwestward
 
adv

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Example sentences
Grace continued to move northwestward and quickly weakened back to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall.
Hilary moved west-northwestward during this time as it slowly strengthened.
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