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Definition of Leeward

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on the side sheltered from the wind (Nautical)
away from the wind, sheltered from the wind (Nautical)
side away from the wind (Nautical)
Leeward Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The lee side; the lee.
  
(adv.)
Toward the lee.
  
(a.)
Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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leeward
\lee"ward\ (lē"w&etilde;rd or lū"&etilde;rd), a. (naut.) pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship. -- n. the lee side; the lee. -- adv. toward the lee.
leeward
adj : on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island" [ant: windward] n
1. the direction in which the wind is blowing [ant: windward]
2. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind [syn: lee, lee side]
adv : toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward" [syn: upwind]
[ant: windward, windward]




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for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the direction in which the wind is blowing
(antonym) windward
(hypernym) direction
(hyponym) to leeward, leeward side
2. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
(synonym) lee, lee side
(hypernym) side, face

Adjective
1. on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island"
(antonym) windward
(similar) downwind, lee(a)

Adverb
1. toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"
(synonym) upwind
(antonym) windward, downwind
Leeward Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(nautical) downwind.
Leeward Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of sailing leeward, denotes to the sailor a prosperous and merry voyage. To others, a pleasant journey.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Leeward Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
The side of an island opposite from the one facing a persistent wind
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Situated away from the wind; downwind - opposite of windward
Leeward Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Windward is the direction upwind from the point of reference. Leeward is the direction downwind from the point of reference. The side of a ship that is towards the leeward is its lee side. If the vessel is heeling under the pressure of the wind, this will be the "lower side". During the age of sail, the term weather was used as a synonym for windward in some contexts, as in the weather gauge.

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Leeward Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
downwind
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
The direction away from the wind. Opposite of windward.
Nautical Nomenclature
downwind