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wind·ward

 (wĭnd′wərd)
adj. & adv.
On or toward the side from which the wind is blowing.
n.
The windward side or quarter.
Idiom:
to windward
Into or to an advantageous posture or position.

windward

(ˈwɪndwəd) nautical
adj
(Nautical Terms) of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
n
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
adv
(Nautical Terms) towards the wind

wind•ward

(ˈwɪnd wərd)

adv.
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.
wind′ward•ness, n.

windward

Side of a boat against which the wind blows.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
to windward, weather side, windward side, weatherboard - the side toward 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"
lee side, leeward, lee - the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
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"
leeward, upwind - toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"
Translations

windward

[ˈwɪndwəd]
A. ADJde barlovento
B. Nbarlovento m
to windwarda barlovento

windward

adjWind-, dem Wind zugekehrt; directionzum Wind; windward sidedem Wind zugekehrte Seite, Windseite f
nWindseite f; to steer to windward of an islandauf die Windseite einer Insel zusteuern

windward

[ˈwɪndwəd] (Naut)
1. adj & advsopravvento inv
2. nlato sopravvento
to windward → sopravvento
References in classic literature ?
These last three were brought alongside ere nightfall; but the windward one could not be reached till morning; and the boat that had killed it lay by its side all night; and that boat was Ahab's.
P-, in charge of the deck, hooked on to the windward mizzen rigging in a state of perfect serenity; myself, the third mate, also hooked on somewhere to windward of the slanting poop, in a state of the utmost preparedness to jump at the very first hint of some sort of order, but otherwise in a perfectly acquiescent state of mind.
But they were too wise to attempt it, contenting themselves with rowing lustily to windward along the starboard side of a big ship, the Lancashire Queen.
The Italians were rowing up the starboard side of the ship, and we were hauled close on the wind and slowly edging out from the ship as we worked to windward.
Seeds and plants from Sumatra and Java have been driven up by the surf on the windward side of the islands.
When we arrived at the head of the lagoon, we crossed a narrow islet, and found a great surf breaking on the windward coast.
Oh, I felt a rare young devil, as we hoisted the big mainsail that morning, broke out anchor, and filled away close-hauled on the three-mile beat to windward out into the bay.
About ten o'clock at night he was alone on the poop, in charge, keeping well aft by the weather rail and staring to windward, when amongst the white, breaking seas, under the black sky, he made out the lights of a ship.
And young Powell turned his eyes to windward with a catch in his breath.
Unconscious of my blunder, I passed by Wolf Larsen and the hunter and flung the ashes over the side to windward.
The breeze will freshen tonight around midnight--see those tails of clouds and that thickness to windward, beyond the point there?
Fifteen days later, two thousand miles farther off, the Helvetia, of the Compagnie-Nationale, and the Shannon, of the Royal Mail Steamship Company, sailing to windward in that portion of the Atlantic lying between the United States and Europe, respectively signalled the monster to each other in 42@ 15' N.