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westward

[west-werd] /ˈwɛst wərd/
adjective
1.
moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the west:
a westward migration of farm workers.
adverb
2.
Also, westwards. toward the west; west:
a train moving westward.
noun
3.
the westward part, direction, or point:
The wind had veered to the westward.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English westweard. See west, -ward
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  • In the afternoon the tide stranded the boat, and left it a hundred yards or so to the westward of the ruins of the enclosure.
  • It was perfectly plausible that they would have sent expeditions westward in search of more hospitable land.
  • They trekked westward in search of land and freedom.
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  • The spacecraft's own shadow, unnoticeable at first, will grow in size and slide westward across the ground.
  • He appears to migrate westward daily, and tempt us to follow him.
British Dictionary definitions for westward

westward

/ˈwɛstwəd/
adjective
1.
moving, facing, or situated in the west
adverb
2.
Also westwards. towards the west
noun
3.
the westward part, direction, etc; the west
Derived Forms
westwardly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for westward
adv.

Old English westweard; see west + -ward.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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westward in the Bible

sea-ward, i.e., toward the Mediterranean (Deut. 3:27).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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