Etymology
Advertisement

windward (adj.)

"on the side toward which the wind blows," 1540s, from wind (n.1) + -ward.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of windward
1
windward (n.)
the direction from which the wind is coming;
windward (n.)
the side of something that is toward the wind;
2
windward (adv.)
toward the wind;
they were sailing windward
Synonyms: downwind
3
windward (adj.)
on the side exposed to the wind;
the windward islands
From wordnet.princeton.edu