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Definition of "southwestward" []

  • Toward, to, or in the southwest. (adverb)
  • A southwestward 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 "southwestward" in a sentence
  • "Principal mountains in Yunnan converge in northwest and from there they fan out southward and southwestward."
  • "The History of the Eastern Han Dynasty clearly states that Haixi was Daqin (haixi ji daqin ye), and that the Sham connected Daqin southwestward (shanguo xi'nan tong daqin) .89 Unfortunately, India was rarely mentioned."
  • "Wu Zhuo uses it to deny the road by asking why envoys were sent westward if the road extended southwestward."