One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & adverb
Toward the coast.
- ‘By Monday, the latest day for which forecasts are available, the system will have grown in strength to head coastward hot on the heels of Cyclone Baaz.’
- ‘With the exception of significant salary gains in Denver, the coastward migration of IT dollars continues’
- ‘Dams and reservoirs, impoundments and intakes reduce the flow of freshwater coastward, increasing the salinity in the marshes, creeks, rivers and sounds that provide food and shelter for Georgia's multi-million dollar seafood industry.’
- ‘In general, the older rocks crop out farthest inland, and successively younger rocks are exposed coastward.’
- ‘It thus continues to turn toward the coast until it encounters the constraint of that solid boundary, where it builds up sufficient pressure head to oppose further coastward flow.’
- ‘And then we started on our coastward march, not as we had pictured it, light-hearted and rejoicing, but tired and disappointed, and very sick at heart at this last crowning blow.’
- ‘The Tokaido highway in the Edo era was located about 500 m coastward from the Omori Shell Mounds, showing that the coastline has recessed from that in the Jomon period.’
- ‘Natural features such as the Shark River Slough form a major coastward conduit for freshwater and terrestrial materials that influence and contribute to marine sediments.’
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