westward Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “westward” in the English Dictionary

"westward" in British English

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uk   /ˈwest.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/ (also westwards)
towards the ​west: We ​followed a ​roadleading westward. The ​boatdrifted westwards.


uk   /ˈwest.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
towards the ​west: He set off in a westward direction.
(Definition of westward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"westward" in American English

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westwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈwest·wərd/ (also westwards,  /ˈwest·wərdz/ )
toward the ​west: The ​cloudsdrifted westward.

westwardadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈwest·wərd/
going or being toward the ​west: a westward ​route
(Definition of westward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “westward”
in Arabic نَحو الغَرب…
in Korean 서쪽으로 향하는…
in Portuguese em direção oeste…
in Catalan cap a l’oest…
in Japanese 西に向いた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向西的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向西的…
in Italian verso ovest…
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