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[suhn-werd] /ˈsʌn wərd/
Also, sunwards. toward the sun.
directed toward the sun.
Origin of sunward
First recorded in 1605-15; sun + -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The oxygen-planet to sunward showed again as a lighted crescent.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • Its aspect is sunward, its soil is good, its fences are in order.

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
  • Its sunward side is a dreary, sterile, hot and hostile desert.

  • Brulow's Comet was on the sunward swing, now, gaining speed under solar gravitation; but it still had a long ways to go.

    Comet's Burial Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • But still the wing of the eagle drooped; the gathering storms baffled his sunward flight.

    America First

  • So he moved closer, and hung off to the sunward side of the planet, then moved to the night side, but stayed in the light.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • On its sunward slope a door opened, disclosing a beauteous porch, which they entered, and the turf closed behind them.

  • She had run heedlessly overnight, and she could not tell whether the squatting-place was sunward or where it lay.

    Tales of Space and Time Herbert George Wells
  • sunward is the blinding glare of the desert; on the dark side, enormous banks of lowering clouds.

  • The cones are about fifteen to eighteen inches long, and three in diameter; green, shaded with dark purple on their sunward sides.

    The Yosemite John Muir
British Dictionary definitions for sunward


directed or moving towards the sun
a variant of sunwards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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