southward Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"southward" in American English

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southwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɑʊθ·wərd/ (also southwards,  /ˈsɑʊð·wərdz/ )
toward the ​south: They ​drove southward toward the Mexican ​border.

southwardadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɑʊθ·wərd/
toward the ​south: a southward ​direction
(Definition of southward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"southward" in British English

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uk   /ˈsaʊθ.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/ (also southwards)
towards the ​south: The ​rainmovedslowly southward. They ​drove southwards towards the ​sea.


uk   /ˈsaʊθ.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
towards the ​south: We ​walked in a southward direction.
(Definition of southward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “southward”
in Arabic جَنوبا…
in Korean 남쪽으로…
in Portuguese em direção sul…
in Catalan cap al sud…
in Japanese 南行きの, 南向きの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向南的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向南的…
in Italian verso sud…
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