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Meaning of NORTHWARD

Pronunciation:  'north`wurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"
  2. [adj]  moving toward the north; "the northbound lane"; "we took the north train"; "the northward flow of traffic"

NORTHWARD is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: in the north, north, north, northbound, northerly, northwards, to the north



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \North"ward\, a. [AS. nor[eth]weard.]
    Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or
    west point.
  2. \North"ward\, Northwards \North"wards\, adv.
    Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than
    to the east or west point.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the sunny south (Deut. 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of the compass was considered as always having his face to the east, and hence "the left hand" (Gen. 14:15; Job 23:9) denotes the north. The "kingdoms of the north" are Chaldea, Assyria, Media, etc.

Thesaurus Terms
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