American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Toward or at the sea.
- n. A seaward place or direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Toward the sea.
- Directed toward the sea.
- Fresh from the sea.
- adj. Being in or facing the direction towards sea, as opposed to the direction to the land.
- adv. In the direction of the sea, toward the sea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Directed or situated toward the sea.
- adv. Toward the sea.
- adj. directed or situated away from inland regions and toward the sea or coast
- adj. (of winds) coming from the land
- n. the direction toward the sea
- adv. in the direction of the sea
- adj. (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
- sea + -ward (Wiktionary)
“This was the battle -- to win seaward against the Creep of the shoreward hastening sea.”
“The sea became covered in the masses of snow blown seaward from the land by the gale; then the violence of the gale abated so that on February as we left our companions on the bleak shores of Cape Royds and steered for sunny New Zealand.”
“Right before this towne from the seaward is a banke of mouing sand, which gathereth and increaseth with the Western winds, in such sort, that, according to an olde prophesie among them, this banke is like to swallow vp and ouerwhelme the towne: for euery yere it increaseth and eateth vp many gardens, although they vse all policy to diminish the same, and to make it firme ground.”
“Thereupon, so soon as ocean may be trusted, and the winds leave the seas in quiet, and the soft whispering south wind calls seaward, my comrades launch their ships and crowd the shores.”
“(He turns to the harbor and calls seaward) Ho there, boatman!”
“To the seaward, that is from the smaller harbour westwards, Sebastopol and its approaches were thoroughly fortified.”
“That very accessibility from seaward, which is her weak point in war time, is her strength in time of peace.”
“Right before this towne from the seaward is a banke of mouing sand, which gathereth and increaseth with the”
“They were close enough to have heard, but ignored him they turned away and lay on their boards, stroking seaward.”
“All my life I had dreamed of the sea - when I was but a sapling, I yearned for it, pushed my roots seaward, strained my branches.”
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