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seaward

[see-werd] /ˈsi wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, seawards. toward the sea:
a storm moving seaward.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the sea:
a seaward course.
3.
coming from the sea:
a seaward wind.
noun
4.
the direction toward the sea or away from the land.
Origin of seaward
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at sea, -ward
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Examples from the Web for seaward
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  • The wrack had thickened to seaward, and the coast was but a blurred line.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • seaward from palace-haunts, in the moonshine glistened and darkened.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • For a mile or so from seaward there was a uniform depth of water right up to the bar.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The man, looking fixedly to seaward, smiled at the ardour of her tone.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • Through the broken portion of the wall to seaward a man made his appearance.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • But,” said I, “you said that on the seaward side the place is unassailable.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • But after about two weeks the wind slackened and shifted a point from the seaward.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • If they should find the seaward entrance to the cave, he was lost.

  • A storm of wind and rain was raging, blowing from the starboard or seaward side.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • Just then the welcome sound of the firing of cannon to seaward reached their ears.

    A Prisoner of Morro

    Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for seaward

seaward

/ˈsiːwəd/
adverb
1.
a variant of seawards
adjective
2.
directed or moving towards the sea
3.
(esp of a wind) coming from the sea
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