Etymology
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northward (adv.)

"toward the north, in a northerly direction," late Old English norþweard; see north + -ward. Northwards, with adverbial genitive, is attested from mid-15c. The adjective northward is attested from 1590s.

updated on July 10, 2019

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Definitions of northward from WordNet
1
northward (n.)
the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees;
Synonyms: north / due north / n
2
northward (adv.)
in a northern direction;
Synonyms: north / northerly / northwards
3
northward (adj.)
moving toward the north;
the northward flow of traffic
Synonyms: northbound
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