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Definition of Windward

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toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind is blowing (Nautical)
in the direction from which the wind is coming; exposed to the wind; on the side facing the wind (Nautical)
direction or side from which wind blows; side exposed to the wind (Nautical)
Windward Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; -- opposed to leeward.
  
(adv.)
Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.
  
(a.)
Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.
  
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windward
\wind"ward\, a. situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the windward islands.
windward
\wind"ward\, adv. toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.
windward
\wind"ward\ (?), n. the point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; -- opposed to leeward.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the direction from which the wind is coming
(antonym) leeward
(hypernym) direction
(hyponym) to windward, windward side, weatherboard, weather side

Adjective
1. on the side exposed to the wind; "the windward islands"
(antonym) leeward
(similar) upwind, weather(a)

Adverb
1. away from the wind; "they were sailing windward"
(synonym) downwind
(antonym) leeward, upwind
Windward Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(nautical) upwind.
Windward Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
The side of an island that faces a persistent wind
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The direction from which the wind is blowing. Also the upwind side of an object. The opposite of the downwind or leeward side.
Windward 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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Windward Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
upwind
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
Toward the direction from which the wind is coming.
Nautical Nomenclature
upwind