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northward

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj northward moving toward the north "the northbound lane","we took the north train","the northward flow of traffic"
    • adv northward in a northern direction "they earn more up north","Let's go north!"
    • n northward the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Northward Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than to the east or west point.
    • a Northward Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • northward Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than the east and west points. Also northwards.
    • northward Directed or leading toward the north.
    • n northward The northern part; the north end or side.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. norðweard,

Usage

In literature:

Near the middle of September Cornwallis began his march northward, which was not to end till the whole South lay prostrate under his hand.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The brooks also ran northward, and he believed that a river lay across their path not far ahead.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The road went northward, into dark forests, over the same undulating, yet monotonous country as before.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
At the foot of the hill leading out of Blakeney northwards towards Newnham stood a many-gabled, substantial farmhouse.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
We therefore made sail to the northward, and in a week were again in port, with our prize.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
He walked through the gate and began to pace northward, keeping close to the fence and counting his steps.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
The wind whistles northwards, northwards, And my thoughts move with it.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
It was on a reef to the northward of this island that the Providence, of twenty guns, was wrecked about fifty years back.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
That means, to begin with, that we won't have a clear track for our operations to the Northward.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
Then he journeyed northward.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The pleasantest months of the year, in Batavia, are, June, July, and August, when the sun is to the northward.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
From Hui-li-chou northwards I was escorted by real soldiers, quite of the new service.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
From each of these peaks an enormous buttressing ridge sweeps northward until it merges into the foothills and the great plain.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Copernicus started, looked nervously about and then stared out of the window northward with a very business-like frown.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
From the Basuto border northwards the mountains formed the frontier between Natal and the Orange Free State.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
It is to be feared that the 'Frooeern' was driven farther northward.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
They fled to the northward and westward, scarcely knowing, it would seem, where they were to go.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
And there was the other chance that they had gone northward by the branch road.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
As one travels northward, it is found that farming as a permanent occupation gradually and naturally ceases.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Northwards, in the Saskatchewan country, the flora of the forest and that of the prairies intermingle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

But while on nature's loving lap you lie,
The tramp of battle on the land you hear,
You see the steamers as they northward steer
With freedom's flag;—of your name comes a cry.
"Holger Drachmann" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
WILD bird flying northward, whither thou?
And vessel bending southward, what thy quest?
Clouds of the east, with sunshine on your brow,
Whither? and crescent setting in the west?
"The Folding" by Annie Adams Fields
Some little birds sang overhead,
    So gay and merry-hearted.
They flew up northward side by side,
But did not seek the bird who died
    Or mourn their friend departed.
"The Sparrow's Mourners" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Still we pursue while the white day is ours;
The wild bird journeys northward in his strength;
The tender clouds waste in their sunny bowers,
One shepherd guides and gathers them at length.
"The Folding" by Annie Adams Fields
Northward into the silence, night and day,
Through the unknown, with faith that did not fail,
Into the lands beneath the redman's sway,
The priest called Jean de Breboeuf took his way,
Led by the Polestar and the far-blazed trail.
"Jean De Breboeuf" by Virna Sheard
After long labouring in the windy ways,
On smooth and shining tides
Swiftly the great ship glides,
Her storms forgot, her weary watches past;
Northward she glides, and through the enchanted haze
Faint on the verge her far hope dawns at last.
"Homeward Bound" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

View full size NOAA Hurricane Ophelia is moving northward.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) – Tropical Storm Leslie swirled northward in the Atlantic late Saturday toward Bermuda, and forecasters said it might strengthen into a hurricane again while passing to the east of this wealthy British territory.
In other news Tuesday, flood warnings from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee extended all the way into New England as the system pushed northward.
A wet and windy rainstorm will be moving northward along the East Coast this week, giving some highly populated areas from south Florida to Downeast Maine gusty winds and very heavy rains.
Along the way it cuts through a good portion of southern Idaho, and winds northward to form part of the boundary between Idaho and Oregon.
An increase in sexually transmitted diseases is spreading northward from Cincinnati.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to move northward across the region as a strong low-pressure system approaches from the Gulf Coast.
Now the drought is expanding northward and impacting winter wheat planting in the Dakotas and other states.
Northward view of the construction of Altoona 's new football stadium from the Brown Street entrance earlier this week.
Avian malaria marches northward as climate warms.
Reynolds says that Fairbanks should have hundreds of coal boilers, each designed to heat 20 to 100 homes, and each with emission stacks as tall as the Northward Building.
Nelson Soule, who's 91, is among celebrants making the first run Thursday on the Amtrak Downeaster's Boston-to-Portland service expands northward to Freeport and Brunswick.
Colorado Springs Utilities is performing a water main replacement on Hancock and working northward through the intersection, requiring a total closure.
Superstorm Sandy has pushed on northward, leaving some of the most densely populated areas of the country a mess in its wake.
Hernando County line northward to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.
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In science:

The morphology of the reflection nebula (Gutermuth et al. 2008) and the dust filaments both suggest that there are strong winds blowing northwards in this region.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
Whenever the particle’s horizontal coordinate achieves a new maximum, it is immediately sent directly Northwards to infinity.
Rotor Walks and Markov Chains
We want to place the transition probabilities in a way that on the lanes with “+” as first index, the random walk feels a drift northwards or eastwards (if the sublevel of the street is 0 or 1, respectively), and on the lanes with “−” as first index, it feels a drift to the south or the west.
A Stationary, Mixing and Perturbative Counterexample to the 0-1-law for Random Walk in Random Environment in Two Dimensions
Left panel: Eastward (upper panel) and northward (lower panel) offsets versus time.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
The fourth to seventh columns list distance, proper motion eastward and northward and LSR velocity of red hypergiant or cluster.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
Ulvestad et al. (1983) report an unresolved structure within 4′′ at kpc-scales, with hints of extension northwards.
Sub-Milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei. II. Additional Sources
The orbit of the satellite can be specified by giving the inclination angle ζ to the inertial Z axis, and the right ascension α of the ascending node of the orbit, where the satellite cuts the equatorial plane in the northward direction.
Testing Relativity with Orbiting Oscillators
Although both the ejecta and shock have a northward component to their tra jectory, the shock appears centered more to the west than the ejecta (i.e., more towards STEREO-A).
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
Both normals are south-directed (i.e., negative θ), which is what we would expect given the northward direction of the CME2 shock.
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
This is perhaps because averaging using the 1000km length-scale includes tracks from north of Hispaniola that are curving northward more quickly than those from south of Hispaniola.
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
Katsuda et al. (2008a) expanded their observation northward (NE1-NE4; including the FOV of Miyata et al. 2007) with Suzaku and found that a portion of their FOV, the outer edge of the rim in NE3-NE4, only shows the relatively high abundances while the other regions are uniformly depleted.
The Abundance Inhomogeneity in the Northern Rim of the Cygnus Loop
Katsuda et al. (2008a) and Kimura et al. (2009)1 expanded the observations southward and northward respectively with the Suzaku observatory in 7 and 10 pointings, and examined the plasma structure in their Field of View (FOV).
The Ejecta Distributions of the Heavy Elements in the Cygnus Loop
Moving northward along the filament, the excitation decreases slowly and the line and continuum brightness decrease by a factor of ∼ 2.
An analysis of infrared emission spectra from the regions near the Galactic Center
When looking at the elevation map of Mars (Fig. 2), it is clear that the shift is southward at most longitudes (Richardson & Wilson, 2002). However, following the same argument, one expects the shift to be northward near the Utopia Planitia basin. Such a shift may result in wind reversal.
Longitudinal Dependance Of Solsticial Hadley Cell Detected At The Edge Of The Massive Martian Erg
The lead vortex then undergoes a deflection which, because it occurs when the lead vortex is near to the stagnation point, subsequently results in a completely different southwards tra jectory to the northwards tra jectory it would have followed in the absence of the second vortex.
Interactions of point vortices in the Zabusky-McWilliams model with a background flow
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