Also sun·wards. toward the sun.


directed toward the sun.

Origin of sunward

First recorded in 1605–15; sun + -ward Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunward

Historical Examples of sunward

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sunward



directed or moving towards the sun


a variant of sunwards
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