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Definition of "windward" []

  • Of or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows. (adjective)
  • Of or on the side exposed to the wind or to prevailing winds. (adjective)
  • In a direction from which the wind blows; against the wind. (adverb)
  • The direction from which the wind blows. (noun)
  • To windward Into or to an advantageous posture or position. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "windward" in a sentence
  • "The winds are coming in from the west, so they're blowing up what we call the windward side of the mountain, blowing up and up and up on that snowpack, and then the snow gets deposited on the leeward side."
  • "That combined with the heavy snowfall, and the direction of the winds, if we could put Google Earth behind me once again, I just want to show that we're looking at a westerly flow from the winds, and as the winds come up the mountain, this is called the windward side of the mountain, they pile up the snow right here on the top, or peak, of the mountain."
  • "A good way to learn to sail to windward is to sail alongside another boat."