landward

[ land-werd ]
/ ˈlænd wərd /
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adverb

Also land·wards. toward the land or interior.

adjective

lying, facing, or tending toward the land or away from the coast.
being in the direction of the land: a landward breeze.

Nearby words

  1. landström's muscle,
  2. landsturm,
  3. landtag,
  4. landus,
  5. landwaiter,
  6. landwards,
  7. landwash,
  8. landwehr,
  9. landy,
  10. landé factor

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

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

  • 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

/ (ˈlændwədz) /

adverb

towards land

landward

/ (ˈlændwəd) /

adjective

lying, facing, or moving towards land
in the direction of the land

adverb

a variant of landwards
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