Wind·ward, a. Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.
Wind·ward, adv. Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.
Wind·ward n. The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; -- opposed to leeward.
To lay an anchor to the windward, a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures for success or security.
adj : on the side exposed to the wind; "the windward islands"
n : the direction from which the wind is coming [ant: leeward]
adv : away from the wind; "they were sailing windward" [syn: downwind]
[ant: leeward, leeward]