Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To the windward side.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. On the weather side, or toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On the weather side, or toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows; -- opposed to alee

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the weather side, or toward the wind: as, the helm is aweather: opposed to alee.

Etymologies

a- +‎ weather (Wiktionary)

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