Etymology
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southward (adj.)

Old English suðweard; see south + -ward.

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Definitions of southward
1
southward (n.)
the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees;
Synonyms: south / due south / s
2
southward (adv.)
toward the south;
Synonyms: southerly / southwards
3
southward (adj.)
moving toward the south;
Synonyms: southbound
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