Wind"ward (?), n.

The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; -- opposed to leeward.

To lay an anchor to the windward, a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures for success or security.


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Wind"ward, a.

Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.


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Wind"ward, adv.

Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.


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