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adj. & adv.
On or toward the side from which the wind is blowing.
The windward side or quarter.
Into or to an advantageous posture or position.
(Nautical Terms) of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
1. (Nautical Terms) the windward point
2. (Nautical Terms) the side towards the wind
3. (Nautical Terms) to windward of advantageously situated with respect to
(Nautical Terms) towards the wind
1. toward the wind; toward the point from which the wind blows.adj.
2. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows (opposed to leeward).n.
3. the point or quarter from which the wind blows.
4. the side toward the wind.Idioms:
to (the) windward, in or into a favorable or secure position.
Side of a boat against which the wind blows.
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|Noun||1.||windward - the direction from which the wind is coming|
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
leeward - the direction in which the wind is blowing
|2.||windward - the side of something that is toward the wind|
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
|Adj.||1.||windward - on the side exposed to the wind; "the windward islands"|
leeward - on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island"
|Adv.||1.||windward - away from the wind; "they were sailing windward"|