Windward
Windward Wind"ward, a. Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands. [1913 Webster]

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  • Windward — Wind ward, n. The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; opposed to {leeward}. [1913 Webster] {To lay an anchor to the windward}, a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • windward — [wind′wərd; ] naut. [ win′dərd] n. the direction or side from which the wind blows adv. in the direction from which the wind blows; toward the wind adj. 1. moving windward 2. on the side from which the wind blows: Opposed to LEEWARD to windward… …   English World dictionary

  • Windward — Wind ward, adv. Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Windward — Windward, Islas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • windward — 1540s, from WIND (Cf. wind) (n.) + WARD (Cf. ward) …   Etymology dictionary

  • windward — referring to the side from which the wind is blowing, is spelt ward as adjective, adverb, and noun. The form windwards is no longer used …   Modern English usage

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

  • windward — [[t]wɪ̱ndwə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Windward is used to describe the side of something, especially a ship, which is facing the wind. ...the windward side of the quarterdeck... Gardens on the windward side of a hill receive more rain than those on… …   English dictionary

  • windward — adj., adv., & n. adj. & adv. on the side from which the wind is blowing (opp. LEEWARD). n. the windward region, side, or direction (to windward; on the windward of). Phrases and idioms: get to windward of 1 place oneself there to avoid the smell… …   Useful english dictionary

  • windward — windwardness, n. /wind weuhrd/, adv. 1. toward the wind; toward the point from which the wind blows. adj. 2. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows (opposed to leeward). n. 3. the point or quarter from… …   Universalium

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