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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Northwardadjective

    Being towards the north.

    Etymology: north and weard , Saxon.

  2. Northward, Northwardsadverb

    Towards the north.

    Etymology: north and weard , Saxon.

    Mislike me not for my complexion,
    The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun.
    Bring me the fairest creature northward born,
    Where Phœbus’ fire scarce thaws the icicles,
    And prove whose blood is reddest. William Shakespeare.

    Going northward aloof, as long as they had any doubt of being pursued, at last they crossed the ocean to Spain. Francis Bacon.

    Northward beyond the mountains we will go,
    Where rocks lie cover’d with eternal snow. Dryden.

    A close prisoner in a room, twenty foot square, being at the north side of his chamber, is at liberty to walk twenty foot southward, not walk twenty foot northward. John Locke.


  1. northward

    Northward refers to the direction towards the north, or a movement or orientation towards or on the north side of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northwardadjective

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

  2. Northwardadverb

    alt. of Northwards

  3. 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. Sutopo Purow Nugroho:

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

  2. Matthew Eby:

    Hurricanes are making their way northward. They’re making it latitudinally up to places they haven’t before, the second thing that comes along with that is they’re stronger.

  3. 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.

  4. The NHC:

    Some slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next few days while it meanders near the coast of Mexico, a tropical depression could form late in the week when the system begins to move slowly northward.

  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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