Windward vs. Leeward

Windward vs. Leeward — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Windward and Leeward

Windwardadjective

On or toward the side from which the wind is blowing.

Leewardadverb

On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing.

Windwardnoun

The windward side or quarter.

Leewardnoun

The lee side or quarter.

Windwardadjective

Towards the wind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing.

Leewardadjective

On the side sheltered from the wind; in that direction.

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Windwardadjective

On the side exposed to the wind.

Leewardadverb

Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.

Windwardadverb

In a direction from which the wind blows, against or towards the wind.

''We beat our way windward.

Leewardnoun

the direction in which the wind is blowing

Windwardnoun

The direction from which the wind blows.

Leewardnoun

the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

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Windwardnoun

The side receiving the wind's force.

Leewardadjective

on the side away from the wind;

on the leeward side of the island

Windwardnoun

the direction from which the wind is coming

Leewardadverb

toward the wind;

they were sailing leeward

Windwardadjective

on the side exposed to the wind;

the windward islands

Windwardadverb

away from the wind;

they were sailing windward