Definition of Northwestward

1. Noun. The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Nor'-west, Northwest, Nw
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point



2. Adjective. Toward the northwest.
Similar to: North

3. Adverb. In a northwestward direction.
Exact synonyms: Northwestwardly

Definition of Northwestward

1. adv. Toward the northwest.

Definition of Northwestward

1. Adjective. In or toward the northwest ¹

2. Adverb. Toward the northwest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Northwestward

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Literary usage of Northwestward

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1. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at the End of the Century by Edward Field (1902)
"... extended to the eastward, southward and westward, while to the northwestward ... northwestward ..."

2. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1841)
"Thomas Johnson's plantation fence, northwestward to Stead's creek, and from thence westward, so as may best suit the lande lying on Edisto river. II. ..."

3. An American Cruiser in the East: Travels and Studies in the Far East; the by John Donaldson Ford (1898)
"CHAPTER XII A TRIP TO THE northwestward AT about half-past six on an overcast morning in May, which was Sunday, we left our anchorage and stood out of the ..."

4. Check-list of Books and Pamphlets Relating to the History of the Pacific by Charles Wesley Smith (1909)
".Exploration northwestward. 24p. illus. 1 fold. map. Eugene, Or. University, 1898. (Bulletin of the University of Oregon, Historical series, v. 1, no. 2). ..."

5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States: Including the District by Asa Gray (1868)
"... white (6"-9" long) ; head of fruit spherical ; the carpels flat, orbicular. — W. New England to Illinois and northwestward. June-Aug. 8. ..."

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