adverb or adjective
land·​ward | \ ˈland-wərd How to pronounce landward (audio) \

Definition of landward

: to or toward the land

Examples of landward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the ground That grounding line migrates seaward or landward as the glacier advances or retreats—processes that are controlled by water temperatures and currents, air temperatures, snowfall, and the topography of the bedrock beneath the ice. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Satellite tracking of Antarctica expands view of glacial patchwork," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of landward

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Landward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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