Visit the forum if you have a language query!
Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.Oliver Wendell Holmes
to windward (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
- On the side exposed to the wind.
- In a direction from which the wind blows, against the wind.
- We beat our way windward.
- The direction from which the wind blows.
- The side receiving the wind's force.
Third person singular
- (nautical) sailing into the wind
- 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.
- in a position of vantage.
Elsewhere on the web