Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Up into the air; upward: as, “soar airwards again,” Thackeray, Shabby-Genteel Story, iv.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb rare Toward the air; upward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Toward the air; upward.

Etymologies

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air +‎ -ward

Examples

  • Ray lurched in that moment, saving his own life, for surely the gunner was shooting right to left, semiauto, had missed twice, hitting goat, the huge .50-caliber detonations unleashing waves of energy that flipped other goats airward and splattered them, then scoring a hard one that took Skelton solid, and then pivoted the huge weapon on the bipod another half a millimeter to plant one in Ray.

    Dead Zero

  • Ray lurched in that moment, saving his own life, for surely the gunner was shooting right to left, semiauto, had missed twice, hitting goat, the huge .50-caliber detonations unleashing waves of energy that flipped other goats airward and splattered them, then scoring a hard one that took Skelton solid, and then pivoted the huge weapon on the bipod another half a millimeter to plant one in Ray.

    Dead Zero

  • Monstrous, contorted shapes -- those Monterey cypresses look like creatures born underground, who, at the price of almost unbearable torture, have torn through the earth's crust, thrusting and twisting themselves airward.

    The Native Son

  • Evidently they, too, had been so much surprised by the unprecedented action of the stranger that they had not even challenged; but that they had no thought to let the thing go unnoticed was quickly evidenced by the skirring of motors upon the landing-stage and the quick shooting airward of a long-lined patrol boat.

    Thuvia, Maid of Mars

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