windward

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•ward /ˈwɪndwɚd/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. toward the wind.

adj. 
  1. of, situated in, or moving toward the direction from which the wind blows(opposed to leeward  ).

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•ward  (windwərd),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. toward the wind;
    toward the point from which the wind blows.

adj. 
  1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows (opposed to leeward).

n. 
  1. the point or quarter from which the wind blows.
  2. the side toward the wind.
  3. to windward, in a position of vantage:We got to windward of the difficulty.
Also,  to the windward.  windward•ness, n. 
  • wind1 + -ward 1540–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

windward /ˈwɪndwəd/ chiefly adj
  1. of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
n
  1. the windward point
  2. the side towards the wind
adv
  1. towards the wind

Compare leeward



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