to windward
phrasal into or in an advantageous position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to windward — noun the side toward the wind • Syn: ↑windward side, ↑weatherboard, ↑weather side • Hypernyms: ↑windward * * * adverb : into or in an advantageous position * * * to windward …   Useful english dictionary

  • to windward — if a boat or ship sails to windward, it sails towards the direction that the wind is blowing from …   English dictionary

  • To work to windward — Work Work (w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Worked} (w[^u]rkt), or {Wrought} (r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Working}.] [AS. wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To eat to windward — Eat Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to windward of — dated in an advantageous position in relation to I happen to have got to windward of the young woman …   Useful english dictionary

  • to windward of — dated in an advantageous position relative to. → windward …   English new terms dictionary

  • Look to Windward — infobox Book | name = Look to Windward orig title = translator = image caption = author = Iain M. Banks cover artist = country = Scotland language = English series = The Culture genre = Science fiction novel publisher = Orbit Books release date …   Wikipedia

  • Look to Windward — Blicke windwärts (englischer Originaltitel: Look to Windward, erschienen 2000) ist der sechste veröffentlichte Science Fiction Roman aus dem Kultur Zyklus von Iain M. Banks. Inhalt Nach einer erfolglosen Intervention der Kultur in den politischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • turn to windward — phrasal : to beat to windward …   Useful english dictionary

  • get to windward of — To secure an advantage over • • • Main Entry: ↑wind …   Useful english dictionary

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