American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing.
- n. The lee side or quarter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the quarter toward which the wind blows; being in the direction of the wind: opposed to windward: as, a leeward course.
- n. The point or direction opposite to that from which the wind blows: as, to fall to leeward.
- Toward the lee, or that part toward which the wind blows: opposed to windward.
- adj. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
- adv. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Naut.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to
- n. the direction in which the wind is blowing
- adv. toward the wind
- adj. on the side away from the wind
- n. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
- lee (“side away from the wind”) + -ward (“direction”) (Wiktionary)
“What you imagined to be a sailing vessel is that dark cloud there, coming up from the leeward, which is fast shutting out the horizon from view.”
“We are housed on the "leeward" side of the base -- a boat ride from the Cuban mainland where the detainees are imprisoned and the military commissions take place.”
“Kailua-Kona, which means "leeward" in Hawaiian, is on the sunny west coast of Hawaii's Big”
“Yet it never occurred to me that the wonderful and technically correct marines hanging on his walls were due to anything but the artist's conscientious study of his subject, and only his casual mispronounciation of the word "leeward," which landsmen pronounce as spelled, but which rolls off the tongue of a sailor, be he former dock rat or naval officer, as "looward," and his giving the long sounds to the vowels of the words "patent" and "tackle," that induced me to ask if he had ever been to sea.”
“But this is too long a falling to 'leeward' of our story, as the sailors would call it; so we will come right back into the wind again.”
“Something about winds and not being on the leeward side of that huge body of water.”
“The long-tailed tits and yellowhammers stay close to the hedgetops, peeping out into corduroy fields on the leeward side.”
“With pounding waves on the windward side and calm seas on the leeward side, the four main islands, Martinique, St.”
“What compelled generations to make their homes there, on the leeward sides of these treeless islands, the only spot that offered any protection from the open ocean to the west?”
“Also dont forget you cant whisle either, and women aint allowed on board, oh and urinate on the leeward side .... the last one really aint a superstition just a good piece of advice!”
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