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Describing movement in a specific direction

ahead

adverb

moving in front of someone and in the same direction

around

adverb, preposition

moving to many different parts or areas

clockwise

adjective, adverb

moving in a circle in the same direction as the hands on a clock

counterclockwise

adverb

moving in the opposite direction to the way clock hands move. The British word is anticlockwise.

cross-country

adjective

going across countryside, not using tracks or roads

down

adjective, adverb, preposition

going toward the south

downwind

adjective, adverb

in the same direction that the wind is moving

eastbound

adjective

going toward the east

homeward

adverb

in the direction of home

left

adverb

toward the left side

leftward

adjective, adverb

on or toward the left

nonlinear

adjective

not moving in one direction at a regular rate of progress

northbound

adjective

leading or traveling toward the north

over

adverb, preposition

moving across the space above someone or something

passing

adjective

moving past

right

adverb

in the direction of your right side

rightward

adjective, adverb

on or toward the right

southbound

adjective

leading or traveling toward the south

up-

prefix

in or going toward a position that is higher or farther north: used with some adjectives, nouns, and adverbs

upwind

adverb

moving in the direction from which the wind is blowing

westbound

adjective

leading or traveling toward the west

windward

adjective, adverb

on or toward the direction that the wind is blowing from

with

preposition

moving in the same direction as the wind, current, etc.

to windward

if a boat or ship sails to windward, it sails toward the direction that the wind is blowing from

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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