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southward

[south-werd; Nautical suhth -erd] /ˈsaʊθ wərd; Nautical ˈsʌð ərd/
adjective
1.
moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the south.
2.
coming from the south, as a wind.
adverb
3.
Also, southwards. toward the south; south.
noun
4.
the southward part, direction, or point.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English sūth weard. See south, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for southwards

southwards

/ˈsaʊθwədz; nautical ˈsʌðədz/
adverb
1.
towards the south

southward

/ˈsaʊθwəd; nautical ˈsʌðəd/
adjective
1.
situated, directed, or moving towards the south
noun
2.
the southward part, direction, etc; the south
adverb
3.
a variant of southwards
Derived Forms
southwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for southwards

southward

adj.

Old English suðweard; see south + -ward.

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