windward

noun
wind·ward | \ˈwin(d)-wərd \

Definition of windward 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the side or direction from which the wind is blowing

to windward

: into or in an advantageous position

windward

adjective

Definition of windward (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of windward in a Sentence

Adjective

The windward side of the mountain was rocky and treeless.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Practices usually consist of numerous warm-ups, drills, windward and leeward races, and lessons that help sharpen skills and assist the students in becoming better sailors. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Sailing is a teacher for Detroit students in yacht club program," 3 Aug. 2017 H: Windward at Santa Paula I: Woodcrest Christian at Rio Hondo Prep J: Staff Report, Orange County Register, "CIF-SS softball playoff pairings," 15 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Growing up in Hawaii and now seeing the east shore of ... the windward side of the islands, the whole high tide line is plastic now. Susie Schmank, Indianapolis Star, "Jack Johnson returns to Indianapolis with a sustainable tour," 12 June 2018 There’s only one little grass shack in Hawaii now — the Mormon showcase of Pacific villages on the windward side of the Island. Stanton Delaplane, San Francisco Chronicle, "In a little grass shack, Stanton Delaplane, 1975," 9 May 2018 The damage commonly occurs on the south or southwest side of the plant or on the windward side of a plant that is exposed. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Why are my evergreens turning brown?," 20 Mar. 2018 Up the stairs is Ahi Assassins, run by Joshua Schade, a third-generation fisherman from Kahaluu on Oahu's windward side, and his longtime girlfriend, Erika Luna. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Up the stairs is Ahi Assassins, run by Joshua Schade, a third-generation fisherman from Kahaluu on Oahu’s windward side, and his longtime girlfriend, Erika Luna. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018 The hurricane center said wind speeds on top and on windward sides of hills and mountains could be up to 30 percent stronger than those closer to sea level. Leigh Morgan, AL.com, "Hurricane Ophelia 2017 tracks closer to Ireland with 90 mph winds," 15 Oct. 2017 The Tribunal Chamber The Pentagon has built a $12 million Expeditionary Legal Complex atop a long-ago abandoned runway on the U.S. Navy base's Windward side. miamiherald, "About the 9/11 war crimes trial," 8 May 2017 Windward’s Charisma Osborne regained the lead after burying two of three free throws with 6 seconds remaining in regulation. Kenny Connolly, Orange County Register, "Sonora girls basketball team wins in Denning Classic with defense," 7 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of windward

Noun

1549, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1627, in the meaning defined above

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windward

noun

English Language Learners Definition of windward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the side or direction that the wind is blowing from

windward

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of windward (Entry 2 of 2)

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

windward

adjective
wind·ward | \ˈwind-wərd \

Kids Definition of windward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

windward

noun

Kids Definition of windward (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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