windward

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wind +‎ -ward

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪndwə(ɹ)d/
    • (file)
  • (nautical) IPA(key): /ˈwɪnə(ɹ)d/

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windward (comparative more windward, superlative most windward)

  1. Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
    The windward boat must give way to the leeward boat.
  2. On the side exposed to the wind.
    the windward bedroom.

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windward (not comparable)

  1. In a direction from which the wind blows, against or towards the wind.
    We beat our way windward.

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windward

  1. The direction from which the wind blows.
    • 1840, Richard Henry Dana, Two Years before the Mast:
      A vessel has the weather gage of another when she is to windward of her. A weatherly ship is one that works well to windward, making but little leeway.
  2. The side receiving the wind's force.

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