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sea·ward

 (sē′wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward or at the sea.
n.
A seaward place or direction.

sea′wards (-wərdz) adv.

seaward

(ˈsiːwəd)
adv
1. a variant of seawards
adj
2. directed or moving towards the sea
3. (esp of a wind) coming from the sea

sea•ward

(ˈsi wərd)

adv.
1. Also, sea′wards. toward the sea.
adj.
2. facing or tending toward the sea.
3. coming from the sea: a seaward wind.
n.
4. the direction toward the sea.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seaward - the direction toward the sea
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
Adj.1.seaward - (of winds) coming from the land; "offshore winds"
2.seaward - (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land; "an inshore breeze"; "an onshore gale"; "sheltered from seaward winds"
3.seaward - directed or situated away from inland regions and toward the sea or coast; "from the hill he took a seaward course"; "on the seaward side of the road"
coastal - located on or near or bordering on a coast; "coastal marshes"; "coastal waters"; "the Atlantic coastal plain"
Adv.1.seaward - in the direction of the seaseaward - in the direction of the sea; "the sailor looked seaward"
Translations
نَحْو البَحْر
tenger felé

seaward

[ˈsiːwəd]
A. ADJde hacia el mar, de la parte del mar
on the seaward sideen el lado del mar
B. ADVhacia el mar
to seawarden la dirección del mar

sea

(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
adjective
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.
References in classic literature ?
She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy.
of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
It was one January morning, very early--a pinching, frosty morning--the cove all grey with hoar-frost, the ripple lapping softly on the stones, the sun still low and only touching the hilltops and shining far to seaward.
Men can't come down the cliffs, even if there were any men; and the shoals to seaward would knock a ship to splinters.
The mountain formed the seaward boundary of a large island, and the narrow strip of rocky shore upon which we stood was strewn with the wreckage of a thousand gallant ships, while the bones of the luckless mariners shone white in the sunshine, and we shuddered to think how soon our own would be added to the heap.
There were but few lights in sight at sea, for even the coasting steamers, which usually hug the shore so closely, kept well to seaward,and but few fishing boats were in sight.
At last I roused myself from my inaction, and turning seaward walked straight into the water.
As if in answer, the ironclad seaward fired a small gun and hoisted a string of flags.
He swam seaward again, beyond reach of the surf that was beating against the land, and at the same time he kept looking towards the shore to see if he could find some haven, or a spit that should take the waves aslant.
Oftentimes it was her custom to climb the weary staircase that wound upward to the cupola, and thence strain her dimmed eyesight seaward and countryward, watching for a British fleet, or for the march of a grand procession, with the King's banner floating over it.
Now he mounted to the cupola and looked seaward, straining his eyes to discover if there were a sail upon the horizon.
This vapor rose high in the air, and, meeting with a breeze, was wafted seaward, and made to pass over the heads of the hungry mariners.