windward

(redirected from to windward)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
Related to to windward: Windward Islands

windward

Chiefly nautical
1. of, in, or moving to the quarter from which the wind blows
2. to windward of advantageously situated with respect to
3. the windward point
4. the side towards the wind

Windward

On the side exposed to the wind; the opposite of leeward.

windward

[′win·wərd]
(meteorology)
In the general direction from which the wind blows.
References in classic literature ?
He's deliberately working around us and to windward.
Ef stickin' out cable don't wake ye, guess you'd better hire a boy o' your own," said Dan, muddling about in the dusk over the tubs full of trawl-line lashed to windward of the house.
As soon as they passed the beacons, they began to ply to windward.
and also an unexpected roll to windward saved all our lives.
His nose went up in the air and quested to windward along the wind that brought the message, and he read the air with his nose as a man might read a newspaper--the salt smells of the seashore and of the dank muck of mangrove swamps at low tide, the spicy fragrances of tropic vegetation, and the faint, most faint, acrid tingle of smoke from smudgy fires.
It seemed to explode all round the ship with an overpowering concussion and a rush of great waters, as if an immense dam had been blown up to windward.
The wind carried away the striking of the great multitude of city church clocks, for those lay to leeward of them; but there were bells to windward that told them of its being One--Two--Three.