Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Toward, to, or in the northwest.
  • noun A northwestward direction, point, or region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Toward the northwest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Toward the northwest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In or toward the northwest
  • adverb Toward the northwest

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

  • noun the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  • adjective toward the northwest
  • adverb in a northwestward direction

Etymologies

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northwest +‎ -ward

Examples

  • We left Horse Prairie on the last day of the month, and crossing the mountain northwestward, descended into the Big

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Off to the northwestward were the rugged blue crags of the

    Around the World in Ten Days

  • Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be near 75 mph, and the storm is moving west-northwestward at 15 mph.

    Tomas grows into season's 12th hurricane

  • The track guidance generally moves 91L northwestward over the Caribbean Sea early next week.

    Shary & friends keep tropical storm season alive

  • China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center said it could produce waves of six to nine meters as it churns northwestward through the East China Sea at about 15 kilometers per hour.

    China, Japan Brace for Super Typhoon

  • Since the front extended northwestward some 1,900 kilometers from Belgorod to Leningrad, to say that the armies of the Germans and their three principal allies were overextended is putting it mildly.

    Deathride

  • Since the front extended northwestward some 1,900 kilometers from Belgorod to Leningrad, to say that the armies of the Germans and their three principal allies were overextended is putting it mildly.

    Deathride

  • Note 68: That is why Emperor Wu dispatched four emissaries to locate the road to India, looking not only southwestward but also westward and northwestward.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Some forecast models are growing this system into a tropical storm and moving it northwestward toward the Yucatan Channel (the strait between Mexico and Cuba) in about 5 days.

    Tropical trouble brewing?

  • If you shifted that storm track northwestward a little, Washington D.C. might have ended the season with well over 20 inches of snow for the season, a total well above average.

    A detailed look at this winter's biggest players

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