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northward

adverb uk   /ˈnɔːθ.wəd/ us    /ˈnɔːrθ.wɚd/ ( also northwards)
towards the north: The dust from the volcano spread northward. The plane turned northwards.

northward

adjective uk   /ˈnɔːθ.wəd/ us    /ˈnɔːrθ.wɚd/
towards the north: She drove off in a northward direction.
Translations of “northward”
in Korean 북쪽으로…
in Arabic شَمالاً…
in Portuguese em direção norte…
in Catalan cap al nord…
in Japanese 北向きの…
in Italian verso nord…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向北,朝北…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向北,朝北…
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