windward
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwɪndwə(ɹ)d/
  • (nautical) IPA: /ˈwɪnə(ɹ)d/
Adjective

windward

  1. Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
  2. On the side exposed to the wind.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • German: luvwärts gelegen, windwärts gelegen, im Wind gelegen, gegen den Wind gelegen, über dem Winde gelegen
  • Italian: sopravento
  • Portuguese: de barlavento
  • Russian: наве́тренный
  • Spanish: barlovento
Adverb

windward (not comparable)

  1. In a direction from which the wind blows, against or towards the wind.
    ''We beat our way windward.
Translations
  • German: luvwärts, windwärts, im Wind, gegen den Wind, über dem Winde
  • Italian: sopravento
  • Russian: против
Noun

windward

  1. The direction from which the wind blows.
    • 1840, Richard Henry Dana, Two Years before the Mast
      A vessel has the weather gage of another when she is to windward of her. A weatherly ship is one that works well to windward, making but little leeway.
  2. The side receiving the wind's force.
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