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Meaning of LEEWARD

Pronunciation:  'leewurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
  2. [n]  the direction in which the wind is blowing
  3. [adv]  toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"
  4. [adj]  on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island"

LEEWARD is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: downwind, lee, lee side, lee(a), upwind
 Antonyms: downwind, windward, windward, windward
 See Also: direction, face, leeward side, side, to leeward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sailing leeward indicates pleasant journeys.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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