Definition of Southwestward

1. Noun. The compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Sou'-west, Southwest, Sw
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point



2. Adjective. Toward the southwest.
Similar to: South

3. Adverb. In a southwestward direction.
Exact synonyms: Southwestwardly

Definition of Southwestward

1. adv. Toward the southwest.

Definition of Southwestward

1. Adjective. In or toward the southwest ¹

2. Adverb. Toward the southwest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Southwestward

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Southwestward

southwest
southwest by south
southwest by west
southwester
southwesterly
southwestern
southwestern lip fern
southwestern toad
southwestern united states
southwestern white pine
southwesterner
southwesterners
southwesters
southwests
southwestward (current term)
southwestwardly
southwestwards
soutie
souties
soutpiels
souts
souvenier
souveniers
souvenir
souvenirs
souvlaki
souvlakia
souvlakias
souvlakis

Literary usage of Southwestward

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1. Appletons' Journal (1877)
"Near the little white lighthouse on Robbins's Reef, the verdurous shore turns to the southwestward, and forms, with a fenny strip of the Jersey shore on the ..."

2. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States: Including the District by Asa Gray (1868)
"Rich woods, along rivers, W. New York and Penn. to Illinois and southwestward. June. ... Swamps, Illinois and southwestward. July. — A small tree. 37. ..."

3. On the Mexican Highlands: With a Passing Glimpse of Cuba by William Seymour Edwards (1906)
"... га southwestward to the Border (Written on the train and mailed at Laredo, ... southwestward ..."

4. On the Mexican Highlands: With a Passing Glimpse of Cuba by William Seymour Edwards (1906)
"... in southwestward to the Border (Written on the train and mailed at Laredo, Texas.) November 16th. THE journey from New Orleans was somewhat tedious, ..."

5. Coast Pilot Notes on Hawaiian Islands by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, E. Vance Miller (1919)
"Pohoiki Landing, 4 miles southwestward of Cape Kumukahi, is marked by a prominent ... When coasting from southwestward the village will not be seen until ..."

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