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Definition of "northward" []

  • Toward, to, or in the north. (adverb)
  • A northern direction, point, or region. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "northward" in a sentence
  • "Northbound buses start their trips at Ian Macdonald and York Boulevards, then proceed: northward along Keele Street; and then westward along Steeles Avenue West to Founders Road, resuming their regular route ** westward along Steeles., from 9: 45 a.m. until 12: 15 p.m., eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Ian Macdonald Boulevard and The Chimneystack Road, then detour: eastward along The Chimneystack; southward along Keele Street; eastward along Canartic Drive; and then northward* along Petrolia Road to Steeles Avenue West, resuming their regular route ** eastward along Steeles."
  • "The Blue and White branches of the Nile travel northward from the African interior and then join to make one grand procession through Egypt, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea."
  • "Diana's mom's house is situated in a small town, one of dozens of bedroom communities spreading endlessly one after another northward from the center of Willmington, Delaware, to meet their counterparts marching southward from Philadelphia."