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[see-werd] /ˈsi wərd/
Also, seawards. toward the sea:
a storm moving seaward.
facing or tending toward the sea:
a seaward course.
coming from the sea:
a seaward wind.
the direction toward the sea or away from the land.
Origin of seaward
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at sea, -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is nothing to be feared from the seaward, said Stacey.

  • Just then the welcome sound of the firing of cannon to seaward reached their ears.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • As the two lines of rock closed in on us, the sea rolled down from the seaward reefs in great slate-coloured foamless rollers.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • It remained for some minutes, then rose and went off seaward.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • The voice was seaward now; where, to her frightened fancy, some one appeared to be swimming.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
  • His aim had been to find the source and trace the seaward course of the Niger.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Just as we clear our eyes off her, from seaward behind us comes an Arab dhow, a ship from the past, surging along finely!

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • The tower, upon the most seaward corner, is devoted to the purposes of a lighthouse.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • The sound came from the seaward side of him, and from a point not far distant.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • Leopold blew his fog-horn, and it was answered by a repetition of the sound to seaward.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for seaward


a variant of seawards
directed or moving towards the sea
(esp of a wind) coming from the sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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