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windward

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noun wind·ward \ ˈwin(d)-wərd \

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

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windward

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Definition of windward

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

Examples of windward in a Sentence

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

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WINDWARD Defined for English Language Learners

windward

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Definition of windward for English Language Learners

  • : the side or direction that the wind is blowing from


windward

adjective

Definition of windward for English Language Learners

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


WINDWARD Defined for Kids

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windward

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adjective wind·ward \ ˈwind-wərd \

Definition of windward for Students

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

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windward

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Definition of windward for Students

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

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