Leeward
Leeward Lee"ward (l[=e]"w[~e]rd or l[=u]"[~e]rd), a. (Naut.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to {windward}; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship. -- n. The lee side; the lee. -- adv. Toward the lee. [1913 Webster]

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  • leeward — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ on or towards the side sheltered from the wind or towards which the wind is blowing. Contrasted with WINDWARD(Cf. ↑windward). ► NOUN ▪ the leeward side …   English terms dictionary

  • Leeward — Leeward, Islas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Leeward — er en øgruppe i de Små Antiller, Vestindien …   Danske encyklopædi

  • leeward — 1660s, situated away from the wind, on the opposite of the weather side of the ship; from LEE (Cf. lee) + WARD (Cf. ward) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leeward — [lē′wərd′; ] naut. [ lo͞o′ərd] adj. 1. in the direction toward which the wind blows 2. on the lee side n. the side or direction away from the wind adv. toward the lee; away from the wind: Opposed to WINDWARD …   English World dictionary

  • leeward — lee|ward [ˈli:wəd, ˈlu:əd US ərd] adj, adv 1.) the leeward side of something is the side that is sheltered from the wind ≠ ↑windward ▪ We camped on the leeward side of the mountain. 2.) technical a leeward direction is the same direction as the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leeward — adjective technical 1 the leeward side of something is the side that is sheltered from the wind 2 a leeward direction is the same direction as the wind is blowing: to leeward: The ship cruised slowly to leeward. leeward adverb opposite windward 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leeward — Naut. adj., adv., & n. adj. & adv. on or towards the side sheltered from the wind (opp. WINDWARD). n. the leeward region, side, or direction (to leeward; on the leeward of) …   Useful english dictionary

  • leeward — UK [ˈliːwə(r)d] / UK [ˈluːə(r)d] / US [ˈlɪwərd] / US [ˈluərd] adjective on the side of something that has shelter from the wind the leeward side of the island Derived word: leeward UK / US adverb …   English dictionary

  • leeward — adj. Leeward is used with these nouns: ↑side …   Collocations dictionary

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