windward

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

wind·ward / ˈwindwərd/ • adj. & adv. facing the wind or on the side facing the wind: [as adj.] the windward side of the boat. Contrasted with leeward. • n. the side or direction from which the wind is blowing: the ships drifted west, leaving the island quite a distance to windward. PHRASES: to windward of dated in an advantageous position in relation to: I happen to have got to windward of the young woman.

views updated

windward •landward • backward •Edward, headward •hellward • heavenward • leftward •northwestward, southwestward, westward •wayward •leeward, seaward •eastward, northeastward, southeastward •windward • inward • cityward •skyward • sideward • rightward •onward •forward, henceforward, shoreward, straightforward, thenceforward •awkward • northward •downward, townward •outward • southward • poleward •homeward • oceanward • Woodward •sunward • upward • frontward •rearward • afterward • earthward •halyard •lanyard, Spaniard •untenured • steelyard • vineyard •poniard •haphazard, hazard, mazzard •blizzard, gizzard, izard, lizard, vizard, wizard •buzzard

views updated

windward ‘Upwind’, i.e. in the direction from which the wind blows.