AskDefine | Define southward

Dictionary Definition

southward adj : moving toward the south; "a southbound train" [syn: southbound] adv : toward the south [syn: southwards]

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English

Etymology

From south + -ward

Noun

southward
  1. The direction or area lying to the south of a place.

Adjective

southward
  1. Situated or directed towards the south; moving or facing towards the south.

Adverb

southward
  1. Towards the south; in a southerly direction.

Derived terms

References

Extensive Definition

  • Capitalized, this word is used to represent those "regions or countries lying to the south of a specified or implied point of orientation, especially the southeastern part of the United States." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com).
  • Often capitalized, this word is also used to represent "the developing nations of the world", especially the third world. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com)
southward in Arabic: جنوب
southward in Azerbaijani: Cənub
southward in Bosnian: Jug
southward in Breton: Su
southward in Bulgarian: Юг
southward in Catalan: Sud
southward in Czech: Jih
southward in Corsican: Sudu
southward in German: Süden
southward in Estonian: Lõuna
southward in Modern Greek (1453-): Νότος
southward in Spanish: Sur
southward in Esperanto: Sudo
southward in Basque: Hego
southward in Persian: جنوب
southward in French: Sud
southward in Galician: Sur
southward in Korean: 남쪽
southward in Hindi: दक्षिण
southward in Croatian: Jug
southward in Indonesian: Selatan
southward in Icelandic: Suður
southward in Italian: Sud
southward in Hebrew: דרום
southward in Kurdish: Başûr
southward in Latvian: Dienvidi
southward in Lithuanian: Pietūs
southward in Dutch: Zuid
southward in Nepali: दक्षिण
southward in Japanese: 南
southward in Norwegian: Sør
southward in Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør
southward in Narom: Su
southward in Occitan (post 1500): Sud
southward in Polish: Południe
southward in Portuguese: Sul
southward in Romanian: Sud
southward in Quechua: Uralan
southward in Russian: Юг
southward in Simple English: South
southward in Slovak: Juh (svetová strana)
southward in Church Slavic: Югъ
southward in Slovenian: Jug
southward in Serbian: Југ
southward in Serbo-Croatian: Jug
southward in Finnish: Etelä
southward in Swedish: Söder
southward in Tamil: தெற்கு
southward in Thai: ทิศใต้
southward in Vietnamese: Hướng Nam
southward in Turkish: Güney
southward in Ukrainian: Південь
southward in Venetian: Sud
southward in Walloon: Sud
southward in Yiddish: דרום
southward in Contenese: 南
southward in Samogitian: Pėitā
southward in Chinese: 南

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

S, cardinal points, compass card, compass rose, degrees, east, eastward, half points, lubber line, north, northeast, northward, northwest, occident, orient, quarter points, rhumb, south, south about, southeast, southerly, southwardly, southwards, southwest, sunrise, sunset, west, westward
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