[ UK /wˈɛstwədz/ ]
[ US /ˈwɛstwɝdz/ ]
  1. toward the west
    they traveled westward toward the setting sun
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How To Use westwards In A Sentence

  • Looking westwards, the land drops slightly at the Hope River gorge and then rises sharply again in Jacks Hill.
  • This national identity had been created by the sensible spirit of business enterprise, linking the provinces like great beads on an iron railroad line, rather than by any evangelical preachment of a Manifest Destiny — manifest only to its Anglo perpetrators — that had hurled the agglutinated United States westwards and then outwards, across all the oceans, where its boy soldiers lost limbs and died. 'The Widows of Eastwick'
  • Edmund and Garrett led the Cavalry westwards a few days later.
  • Yet during my lifetime the pallid harrier has gone from being one of our rarest birds to a reasonably regular visitor, extending its breeding range westwards to Germany and Scandinavia. Birdwatch: Pallid harrier
  • Populations from Scandinavia, the former Baltic States and north-west Russia head south-westwards towards this country.
  • Eyre thought he was hemmed in by a circular or horse-shoe-shaped salt depression, which he called Lake Torrens; because, wherever he tried to push northwards, north-westwards, eastwards, or north-eastwards, he invariably came upon the shores of one of these objectionable and impassable features. Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,
  • And the ocean currents tend to drift westwards on the northern side.
  • They're proposing to extend the zone westwards to Kensington and Chelsea but what about the rest of London.
  • Northumbrian expansion westwards led Mercia to make common cause with the Welsh.
  • Economists warn that enormous pressures could build up, forcing people to emigrate westwards.
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