Windward

Definition of Windward

Wind´ward
n.1.The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; - opposed to leeward.
To lay an anchor to the windward
a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures for success or security.
a.1.Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.
adv.1.Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.

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alee, anticlockwise, aweather, clockwise, counterclockwise, downwind, earthward, flanking, glancing, heavenward, homeward, landward, lateral, lee, leeward, leftward, next-beside, rightward, seaward, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, to leeward, to windward, upwind, weather, weather deck, weather helm, weather sheet, weather side, weather tack, weather wheel, weatherboard, weatherward, widdershins, windward ebb, windward flood
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