AskDefine | Define westward

The Collaborative Dictionary

Westward \West"ward\, Westwards \West"wards\, adv. [AS. westweard. See West, and -ward. ] Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward. [1913 Webster] Westward the course of empire takes its way. --Berkeley. [1913 Webster]
Westward \West"ward\, a. Lying toward the west. [1913 Webster] Yond same star that's westward from the pole. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Westward \West"ward\, n. The western region or countries; the west. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

westward adj : moving toward the west; "westbound pioneers" [syn: westbound, westerly] adv : toward the west; "they traveled westward toward the setting sun" [syn: westwards]

Moby Thesaurus

W, cardinal points, compass card, compass rose, degrees, east, eastward, half points, lubber line, north, northeast, northward, northwest, occident, orient, quarter points, rhumb, south, southeast, southward, southwest, sunrise, sunset, west, westabout, westerly, westernly, westwardly, westwards

English

Etymology

westweard.

Adjective

westward
  1. Lying toward the west.
    Yond same star that's westward from the pole. -William Shakespeare.

Adverb

westward
  1. Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward.
    Westward the course of empire takes its way. -Berkeley.

Noun

westward
  1. The western region or countries; the west.
Westward is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cumbria.
Westward is located on the south side of the Wiza Beck to the south of the town of Wigton. Administratively it forms part of the district of Allerdale. The Nobel prize winner William Henry Bragg was born in Westward in 1862.
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