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1windward

noun wind·ward \ˈwin(d)-wərd\

: the side or direction that the wind is blowing from

Full Definition of WINDWARD

:  the side or direction from which the wind is blowing
to windward
:  into or in an advantageous position
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First Known Use of WINDWARD

1549

2windward

adjective

: located on the side that is facing the direction that the wind is blowing from

Full Definition of WINDWARD

:  being in or facing the direction from which the wind is blowing — compare leeward

Examples of WINDWARD

  1. The windward side of the mountain was rocky and treeless.

First Known Use of WINDWARD

1627
TO WINDWARD Defined for Kids

1windward

adjective wind·ward \ˈwind-wərd\

Definition of WINDWARD for Kids

:  moving or placed toward the direction from which the wind is blowing

2windward

noun

Definition of WINDWARD for Kids

:  the side or direction from which the wind is blowing <Sail to the windward.>

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