northward Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “northward” in the English Dictionary

"northward" in British English

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uk   /ˈnɔːθ.wəd/  us   /ˈnɔːrθ.wɚd/ (also northwards)
towards the ​north: The ​dust from the ​volcanospread northward. The ​planeturned northwards.


uk   /ˈnɔːθ.wəd/  us   /ˈnɔːrθ.wɚd/
towards the ​north: She ​drove off in a northward direction.
(Definition of northward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"northward" in American English

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northwardadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnɔrθ·wərd/
toward the ​north: northward ​migration
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈnɔrθ·wərd/ (also northwards,  /ˈnɔrθ·wərdz/ )
He ​headed northward.
(Definition of northward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “northward”
in Arabic شَمالاً…
in Korean 북쪽으로…
in Portuguese em direção norte…
in Catalan cap al nord…
in Japanese 北向きの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向北,朝北…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向北,朝北…
in Italian verso nord…
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