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southwestward

[south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd] /ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛst wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, southwestwards. toward the southwest.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the southwest.
3.
coming from the southwest, as a wind.
noun
4.
the southwest.
Origin of southwestward
1540-1550
1540-50; southwest + -ward
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  • southwestward the country was extremely wild and broken, with few and small settlements and no roads worthy the name.

  • The brook was soon gained, and found to flow to the southwestward.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • southwestward from the Colorado Rockies this shrew becomes smaller and slightly more reddish (less grayish).

  • And the southwestward movement, once started, never stopped.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • At last it grew less and less, off to the southwestward, and finally vanished altogether.

    At the Fall of Port Arthur Edward Stratemeyer
  • They followed the South Fork for some distance, and then, turning southward and southwestward, crossed the plains of Colorado.

  • See how the chief mountain systems, the Pacific "cordilleras," trend away from one another, southeastward and southwestward.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • This delicate rock-loving fern is found in the clefts of dry limestone rocks in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and southwestward.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • southwestward the valley grows narrower, and the ridges which break its surface become straighter.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • This line starts from Lanchow southwestward and follows the same route as line (a) as far as Titao.

British Dictionary definitions for southwestward

southwestward

/ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwəd; nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwəd/
adjective
1.
from or towards the southwest
adverb
2.
a variant of southwestwards
noun
3.
a direction towards or area in the southwest
Derived Forms
southwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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