northward northward  /ˈnɔrθ wərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
  2. (adj) moving toward the north
  3. (adv) in a northern direction

Usage(s):

  1. It flooded millions of acres across seven states, forcing more than 500,000 from their homes and inadvertently advancing the northward migration of southern blacks.
  2. No one in the mainstream of Mexican politics seriously contemplates an offensive northward.
  3. Railroad tracks dwindle northward toward Boston, an unconcerned hour away.

News

  1. NoDa neighborhood to receive new 340-unit condo complex

    Long before Charlotte's Light Rail line is extended to northward, it is already attracting development. On Wednesday a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in NoDa for a new apartment complex. There's no question the prospect of a light rail stop nearby helped make it happen. "That was a huge factor, " said John Bell with the development company Guest Partners. "The fact that we're coming is ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. The calm after the storm

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --I'm meteorologist Mike Prangley. Showers and storms are firing up right on cue. If there is good news it looks like we have had enough cloud cover to keep most of the storms below our severe weather threshold. But be careful of ponding on roadways and lightning. I will have your two minute advantage at 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m. Storms will generally move northward at 10-15 mph.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: First Coast News

  3. Increasing showers & storms through late day

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --I'm meteorologist Mike Prangley. Showers and storms are firing up right on cue. If there is good news it looks like we have had enough cloud cover to keep most of the storms below our severe weather threshold. But be careful of ponding on roadways and lightning. I will have your two minute advantage at 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m. Storms will generally move northward at 10-15 mph.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: First Coast News

Quotes

  1. "Market sentiment is upbeat after the IMF raised India's growth forecast. A recovery in global markets is also helping the local bourses to move northward," CNI Research CMD Kishore P Ostwal said.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Kishore Kumar Source: Times of India

  2. "They are indeed moving northward in their range boundaries," said researcher Benjamin Zuckerberg, whose Ph.D. dissertation included the study. "But the real signal came out with some of the northerly species that are more common in Canada...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Mark Zuckerberg Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "Certainly CAFTA doesn't fix all the problems facing Central America," said Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz. "But increased integration can only add jobs and help alleviate poverty, reduce the flow of migration northward and make the region more...
    on Jul 28, 2005 By: Jim Kolbe Source: Seattle Times

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