sunward

adverb
sun·​ward | \ ˈsən-wərd How to pronounce sunward (audio) \
variants: or sunwards \ ˈsən-​wərdz How to pronounce sunwards (audio) \

Definition of sunward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: toward the sun

sunward

adjective

Definition of sunward (Entry 2 of 2)

: facing the sun

Examples of sunward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Turtles, snakes and voles stretch sunward after months of subterranean winter. New York Times, "Setting Fires and Restoring an American Landscape," 23 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The temperature on the bottom layer--the most sunward side--will reach about 185°F, not far from the boiling point of water. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Eyes In the Sky," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of sunward

Adverb

1633, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sunward was in 1633

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“Sunward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunward. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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sunward

adverb or adjective
sun·​ward | \ ˈsən-wərd How to pronounce sunward (audio) \

Kids Definition of sunward

: toward or facing the sun

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