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windward

[ wind-werd ]
/ ˈwɪnd wərd /
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adverb

toward the wind; toward the point from which the wind blows.

adjective

pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows (opposed to leeward).

noun

the point or quarter from which the wind blows.
the side toward the wind.

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Idioms for windward

    to windward, in a position of vantage: We got to windward of the difficulty.Also to the windward.

Origin of windward

First recorded in 1540–50; wind1 + -ward

OTHER WORDS FROM windward

wind·ward·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for windward

windward
/ (ˈwɪndwəd) mainly nautical /

adjective

of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
to windward of advantageously situated with respect to

noun

the windward point
the side towards the wind

adverb

towards the wind
Compare leeward
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