North·ward a. Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point.
North·ward North·wards, adv. Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than to the east or west point.
adj : moving toward the north; "the northbound lane"; "we took the
north train"; "the northward flow of traffic" [syn: northbound]
adv : in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's
go north!" [syn: north, to the north, in the north,
(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the
sunny south (Deut. 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of
the compass was considered as always having his face to the
east, and hence "the left hand" (Gen. 14:15; Job 23:9) denotes
the north. The "kingdoms of the north" are Chaldea, Assyria,