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Definition of "southward" []

  • Toward, to, or in the south. (adverb)
  • A southward 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 "southward" in a sentence
  • "The southern Atlantic and Caribbean areas (including the Yucatan peninsula) are heavily influenced by periodic weather fronts that race southward from the US."
  • "The exception to this is the narrow Isthmus of Tehuantepec where fierce northerly winds carry hot moist air southward from the Gulf of Mexico."
  • "In the aftermath of the landing, some 180,000 Greek Cypriot refugees fled southward from the Turkish-held region."