seaward

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From Middle English seaward, seward (attested only as an adjective), equivalent to sea +‎ -ward.

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seaward (not comparable)

  1. Being in or facing towards the sea, as opposed to the land.
    The landward side of the fort faced more dangerous guns than the seaward side, which only faced what could be put on a ship.
    • G. W. Cable
      Two still clouds [] sparkled on their seaward edges like a frosted fleece.

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seaward (not comparable)

  1. In the direction of the sea, toward the sea.
    Ever the sailor's widow looked seaward, hoping to see her missing man coming home.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, [].

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