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In or toward the direction from which the wind blows.
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1. (Physical Geography) into or against the wind
2. (Physical Geography) towards or on the side where the wind is blowing; windward
3. (Physical Geography) going against the wind: the upwind leg of the course.
4. (Physical Geography) on the windward side: the upwind side of the house has weathered.
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1. toward or against the wind or the direction from which it is blowing.adj.
2. moving or situated toward or in the direction from which the wind is blowing.
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|Adj.||1.||upwind - towards the side exposed to wind |
windward - on the side exposed to the wind; "the windward islands"
|Adv.||1.||upwind - toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"|
|2.||upwind - in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew upwind"|
downwind - with the wind; in the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew downwind"
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