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Leeward definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEE'WARD, a. Pertaining to the part towards which the wind blows; as a leeward ship.
LEE'WARD, adv. Towards the lee, or that part towards which the wind blows; opposed to windward; as fall to leeward.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island" [ant: windward] n
1: the direction in which the wind is blowing [ant: windward]
2: the side of something that is sheltered from the wind [syn: lee, lee side, leeward] [ant: windward] adv
1: toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward" [syn: leeward, upwind] [ant: downwind, windward]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1549 the lee side II. adjective Date: 1630 being in or facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing; also being the side opposite the windward

NOAA Weather Glossary

Situated away from the wind; downwind - opposite of windward

Oxford Reference Dictionary

Naut. adj., adv., & n. --adj. & adv. on or towards the side sheltered from the wind (opp. WINDWARD). --n. the leeward region, side, or direction (to leeward; on the leeward of).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Leeward Lee"ward (l[=e]"w[~e]rd or l[=u]"[~e]rd), a. (Naut.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship. -- n. The lee side; the lee. -- adv. Toward the lee.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Lee, lee-side.

Moby Thesaurus

alee, anticlockwise, aweather, clockwise, counterclockwise, downwind, earthward, flanking, glancing, heavenward, homeward, landward, lateral, lee, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leftward, next-beside, rightward, seaward, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, to leeward, to windward, upwind, weather, weatherward, widdershins, windward



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