ADV: ADV after v
(The form southwards is also used.)
Southward or southwards means towards the south.

They drove southward...

It was a visit that took him to Mogadishu and southwards to Kismayo.

Southward is also an adjective.

Instead of her normal southward course towards Alexandria and home, she headed west.

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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

  • Southward — South ward (?; colloq. ?), Southwards South wards (?; colloq. ?), adv. Toward the south, or toward a point nearer the south than the east or west point; as, to go southward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southward — [south′wərd; ] naut. [ suth′ərd] adv., adj. toward the south n. a southward direction, point, or region …   English World dictionary

  • Southward — South ward, a. Toward the south. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southward — South ward, n. The southern regions or countries; the south. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • southward — /sowth weuhrd/; Naut. /sudh euhrd/, adj. 1. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the south. 2. coming from the south, as a wind. adv. 3. Also, southwards. toward the south; south. n. 4. the southward part, direction, or point. [bef. 900;… …   Universalium

  • 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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