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Adjective: windward  wind-wurd [N. Amer], wind-wûd [Brit]
  1. On the side exposed to the wind
    "the windward islands"
Noun: windward  wind-wurd [N. Amer], wind-wûd [Brit]
  1. The direction from which the wind is coming
     
  2. The side of something that is toward the wind
Adverb: windward  wind-wurd [N. Amer], wind-wûd [Brit]
  1. Away from the wind
    "they were sailing windward";
    - downwind

Derived forms: windwards

See also: upwind, weather

Type of: direction, face, side

Antonym: leeward

Encyclopedia: Windward