Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward or directed toward a coast: The schooner sailed coastward. We followed a coastward route.

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  • adj. near the coast
  • adv. towards the coast

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward the coast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the direction of the coast

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Examples

  • Antarcticakatabatic (gravity-driven) winds blow coastward from the high interior; frequent blizzards form near the foot of the plateau; cyclonic storms form over the ocean and move clockwise along the coast; volcanism on Deception Island and isolated areas of West Antarctica; other seismic activity rare and weak; large icebergs may calve from ice shelf

    Natural hazards

  • Natural hazards: katabatic (gravity-driven) winds blow coastward from the high interior; frequent blizzards form near the foot of the plateau; cyclonic storms form over the ocean and move clockwise along the coast; volcanism on Deception Island and isolated areas of West Antarctica; other seismic activity rare and weak; large icebergs may calve from ice shelf

    Antarctica

  • On the slow weedy waterway he had floated on his raft coastward over Ireland drawn by a haulage rope past beds of reeds, over slime, mudchoked bottles, carrion dogs.

    Ulysses

  • He remembered traveling a long distance by railway, with a purpose (if he had a purpose) which it was now impossible to recall, and then wandering coastward, on foot, all through the day, or all through the night — he was not sure which.

    Armadale

  • Mary Beth was at the wheel of the boat Sarah had stolen earlier, taking it coastward.

    The Doomsayer

  • The iceberg, caught in an eddy to the coastward side of the current, had come to rest against an islet where, held in the arms of a small bay, it was now weeping down into water again.

    HOTHOUSE

  • His stock was out of England by way of the Tennessee mountains, drifting Pacific coastward after the war of the Rebellion, and he was a Pot Hunter by occasion and inclination.

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  • Natural hazards: katabatic (gravity-driven) winds blow coastward from the high interior; frequent blizzards form near the foot of the plateau; cyclonic storms form over the ocean and move clockwise along the coast; volcanism on Deception Island and isolated areas of West

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Antarctica katabatic (gravity-driven) winds blow coastward from the high interior; frequent blizzards form near the foot of the plateau; cyclonic storms form over the ocean and move clockwise along the coast; volcanism on Deception Island and isolated areas of West

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Natural hazards: katabatic (gravity-driven) winds blow coastward from the high interior; frequent blizzards form near the foot of the plateau; cyclonic storms form over the ocean and move clockwise along the coast; volcanism on Deception Island and isolated areas of

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

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