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Definition of "westward" []

  • Toward, to, or in the west. (adverb)
  • A westward 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 "westward" in a sentence
  • "At Chemulpo, only a few miles westward from the Korean capital of Seoul, London barely had time to recover from his ailments when he learned that the Russian advance had nearly reached Ping Yang (Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, today), nearly 200 miles to the north."
  • "They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home."
  • "Officials suspect three or four sub-adult male grizzlies are responsible for this year's sightings, having paddled and island-hopped their way westward from the B.C. mainland."