Meaning of windward

wind•ward

Pronunciation: (wind'wurd), [key]
— adv.
  1. toward the wind; toward the point from which the wind blows.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows (opposed to leeward).
—n.
  1. the point or quarter from which the wind blows.
  2. the side toward the wind.
  3. in a position of vantage: We got to windward of the difficulty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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