Definitions of windward

  1. away from the wind; " they were sailing windward"
  2. on the side exposed to the wind; " the windward islands"
  3. the direction from which the wind is coming
  4. Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.
  5. Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.
  6. The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; - opposed to leeward.
  7. Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Islands.
  8. The direction from which the wind blows: opposite to leeward.
  9. On the side toward the point from which the wind blows: ads toward the wind.
  10. Toward the wind.
  11. Toward where the wind blows from.
  12. The point from which the wind blows.
  13. Point from which the wind blows.
  14. Situated toward, or facing, the point from which the wind blows.
  15. Being on the side exposed to the wind.
  16. The direction from which the wind blows.
  17. In the direction from which the wind blows.
  18. Being on the side toward the point from which the wind blows.
  19. Toward the wind. To lay an anchor to windward, to adopt previous measures for success or security.
  20. Being on the side toward the direction from which the wind blows.
  21. Toward the wind; in the wind's eye, in the direct point from which the wind blows; between wind and water, in that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above the water by the rolling of the ship or by the fluctuating of the water; down the wind, in the direction of and moving with the wind; three sheets in the wind, unsteady from hard drinking; to be in the wind, to be in secret preparation; to be within the reach of suspicion though not announced or acknowledged; to be moving about, as news, though not publicly announced; to carry the wind, to toss the nose as high as the ears, as a horse; to raise the wind, to procure money; to take or get wind, to be divulged; to become public; to take or have the wind, to gain or have the advantage; to take the wind out of one's sails, to circumvent, coming, as it were, between the wind and another; to bring down.

Usage examples for windward

  1. A plan has occurred to me that may possibly have the effect of helping the boats to go to windward, and I should like you all to try it. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. As we stood in, finding we could fetch the windward part of the island, I steered in for Sydney- bay; and as we drew near, I observed the Supply lying to in the bay, and the signal upon the shore was flying, that long- boats, or any other boats might land, without any danger from the surf. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  3. The boats were far out of sight, as they believed, to windward. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. When Captain Shaw was coming home,- if, as I say, it was Shaw,- rather to the surprise of everybody they made one of the Windward Islands, and lay off and on for nearly a week. – The Man Without a Country by Edward E. Hale
  5. At last, when they were almost dead with wet, cold, fatigue and danger, a vessel came in sight and crept slowly up, about two miles to windward of the distressed boat. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  6. Up to windward all of you. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Now, watch me sail her up to windward." – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  8. Mountains three thousand feet high separated the leeward and windward sides. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. Men and bags together were lifted clean up in the air on the windward side, and the silk envelope, not yet completely filled, at once escaped from the net and, flying upwards to a height estimated at 10, 000 feet, came to earth again ninety miles away in a score of fragments. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  10. Our anchors wouldn't hold to windward of her." – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  11. In this state things continued till daybreak, we still holding our course, and he hanging back; but as soon as it was light, he set more sail and ran to windward, moving just out of gun- shot, in a parallel direction with us. – The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 by G. R. Gleig
  12. By carrying a press of sail, however, we were enabled, towards night, to get into clearer water, and by four A. M. on the 1st of September, having beat to windward of a compact body of ice which had fixed itself on the lee shore about Cape York, we soon came into a perfectly open sea in Barrow's Strait, and were enabled to bear away to the eastward. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  13. He removed it and entered the cabin, where he found Mynheer Von Stroom clinging to windward with the grasp of death,- but it was not death, but the paralysis of fear. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. For culinary purposes you may divide the fish into sea- fish, lagoon- fish and river- fish; the first division, the sea- fish, are excellent eating, and are in enormous quantities, particularly along the Windward Coast on the Great West African Bank. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  15. Come to the windward of Joe Rix? – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  16. He was to windward of the heap. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  17. But even that wasn't bad, if we selected only the port side of our bread and chicken, leaving windward bits to the Arabs. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. She pointed to the windward sky. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  19. He stared off to windward, looking to see what had broken the force of the seas.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams