Part of speech: adjective

Being on the side exposed to the wind.

Part of speech: noun

The direction from which the wind blows.

Part of speech: adverb

In the direction from which the wind blows.

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Usage examples "windward":

  1. Where there are woods, wolves run under cover, keeping behind a fringe of brush to windward. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
  2. Mountains three thousand feet high separated the leeward and windward sides. - "O+F", John Moncure Wetterau.
  3. It is clearing up a little to windward. - "The Phantom Ship", Captain Frederick Marryat.