adj. & adv.
facing the wind or on the side facing the wind:
the windward side of the boat. Contrasted with leeward.
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.
•landward • backward
•hellward • heavenward • leftward
, southwestward, westward
, northeastward, southeastward
•windward • inward • cityward
•skyward • sideward • rightward
, henceforward, shoreward, straightforward, thenceforward
•awkward • northward
•outward • southward • poleward
•homeward • oceanward • Woodward
•sunward • upward • frontward
•rearward • afterward • earthward
•untenured • steelyard • vineyard
, hazard, mazzard
, gizzard, izard, lizard, vizard, wizard
‘Upwind’, i.e. in the direction from which the wind blows.