Definition of windward

 

  
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noun 
  1. The direction from which the wind blows.
  2. The side receiving the wind's force.
verb 
  1. (nautical) sailing into the wind
    • 1840: w:Richard Henry Dana, 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.
      1. in a position of vantage.
adjective 
  1. Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
  2. On the side exposed to the wind.
adverb 
  1. In a direction from which the wind blows, against the wind.
''We beat our way .

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