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Adjective

windward

  1. Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.
  2. On the side exposed to the wind.

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Adverb

windward

  1. In a direction from which the wind blows, against the wind.
    We beat our way windward.

Noun

windward

  1. The direction from which the wind blows.
  2. The side receiving the wind's force.

Verb

Infinitive
to windward

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to windward (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (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.
  2. in a position of vantage.

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