leeward definition

  • adverb:
    • On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing.
    • out of the path from where the wind is blowing. Downwind.
    • toward the wind
  • noun:
    • The lee part or one-fourth.
    • the idea or course reverse compared to that where the wind blows: as, to fall to leeward.
    • the path where the wind is blowing
    • the side of a thing that is sheltered through the wind
  • adjective:
    • from the way from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
    • related to, or perhaps in the way of, the component or side toward that the wind blows; -- in opposition to windward
    • privately from the wind
  • others:
    • with respect to the one-fourth toward that the wind blows; being in direction of the wind: against windward: because, a leeward course.
    • Toward the lee, or that component toward that your wind blows: in opposition to windward.

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