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northwestward

[nawrth-west-werd; Nautical nawr-west-werd] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛst wərd/
adverb, adjective
1.
Also, northwestwardly. toward the northwest.
noun
2.
the northwest.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see northwest, -ward
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Examples from the web for northwestward
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for northwestward

northwestward

/ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwəd; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstwəd/
adjective
1.
towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
noun
2.
a direction towards or area in the northwest
Derived Forms
northwestwardly, adjective, adverb

northwestwards

/ˌnɔːθˈwɛstwədz; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstwədz/
adverb
1.
towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
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