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Princeton's WordNet

  1. north, due north, northward, Nadjective

    the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

  2. northbound, northwardadverb

    moving toward the north

    "the northbound lane"; "we took the north train"; "the northward flow of traffic"

  3. north, northerly, northwards, northwardadverb

    in a northern direction

    "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"


  1. northwardnoun

    The direction or area lying to the north of a place.

  2. northwardadverb

    Towards the north; in a northerly direction.

  3. northwardadjective

    Situated or directed towards the north; moving or facing towards the north.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northwardadjective

    toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point

    Etymology: [AS. norweard.]

  2. Northwardadverb

    alt. of Northwards

    Etymology: [AS. norweard.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of northward in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of northward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of northward in a Sentence

  1. The NHC:

    A tropical depression could form late in the week when the system begins to move slowly northward.

  2. Sutopo Purow Nugroho:

    Our early estimation, based on experience, is that it caused widespread damage, beginning from Palu northward to Donggala.

  3. Jeff Knight:

    It appears through history that when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona, we'll have flights about this time of the year, migrations, and they'll move northward.

  4. Rick Scott:

    As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto's northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring.

  5. The NHC:

    One complicating factor is that several of the models show a ridge building over the northwestern Atlantic Canada and Atlantic Canada, which could cause the storm to stay on a more northward track closer to New England than currently forecast.

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