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landward

[land-werd]
adverb
  1. Also land·wards. toward the land or interior.
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adjective
  1. lying, facing, or tending toward the land or away from the coast.
  2. being in the direction of the land: a landward breeze.
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Origin of landward

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at land, -ward
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Examples from the Web for landwards

Historical Examples

  • The hurl of the sea is landwards, and their life-belts will float them.

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3

    William Clark Russell

  • Landwards, the loop of railway round the Frisian peninsula would form the line of communication in rear of the seven streams.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • Landwards the hills like piles of ash in the moonlight, and far away a cloudy inkling of mountains.


British Dictionary definitions for landwards

landwards

landward

adverb
  1. towards land
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landward

adjective
  1. lying, facing, or moving towards land
  2. in the direction of the land
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adverb
  1. a variant of landwards
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