1. noun
The direction or area lying to the south of a place.
Situated or directed towards the south; moving or facing towards the south.
3. adverb
Towards the south; in a southerly direction.

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  • southward — southward, southwards The only form for the adjective is southward (in a southward direction), but southward and southwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for southwards in BrE: • Highway 61 Revisited, an exploration of the road… …   Modern English usage

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  • southward — Nautical ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a southerly direction. ► ADVERB (also southwards) ▪ towards the south …   English terms dictionary

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  • southward — I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the south • southwards adverb II. noun Date: 14th century southward direction or part < sail to the southward > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • southward — south|ward [ sauθwərd ] or south|wards [ sauθwərdz ] adjective, adverb toward the south: They took the southward route to Charlestown. a train speeding southward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Southward — This Olde English locational name derives from the village in East Cheshire called Southworth , but originally spelt Southword and locally pronounced Suthard . The two modern variant spellings of the name are Southward and Southard, the original… …   Surnames reference

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