windward

Definitions of windward
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n the direction from which the wind is coming

Antonyms:
leeward
the direction in which the wind is blowing
Types:
to windward, weather side, weatherboard, windward side
the side toward the wind
Type of:
direction
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

n the side of something that is toward the wind

Antonyms:
lee, lee side, leeward
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
Type of:
face, side
a surface forming part of the outside of an object

adj on the side exposed to the wind

“the windward islands”
Synonyms:
upwind, weather
towards the side exposed to wind
Antonyms:
leeward
on the side away from the wind
downwind, lee
towards the side away from the wind
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adv away from the wind

“they were sailing windward
Synonyms:
downwind
Antonyms:
leeward, upwind
toward the wind

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