from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. To the windward side.
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- 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
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the weather side, or toward the wind: as, the helm is aweather: opposed to alee.
Pipes, who, without taking the least notice of the situation in which he found them, told his master, that he might up with the top-gallant masts of his heart, and out with his rejoicing pendants; for as to Miss Emily, he had clapped her helm aweather, the vessel wore, and now she was upon the other tack, standing right into the harbour of his good-will.
Close-hauled they tacked aweather, guided by the sound of combat, which grew in volume and definition as they approached it.
Came the creak of blocks and the rattle of slatting sails as they swung aweather, and Captain Blood turned and beckoned Lord Julian forward.
Beating out aweather, against the gentle landward breeze he beheld a great ship on their starboard bow, that he conceived to be some three or four miles off, and -- as well as he could judge her at that distance -- of
We in the Content bare up with their vice-admiral, and (ranging along by his broadside aweather of him) gave him a volley of muskets and our great ordinance; then, coming up with another small ship ahead of the former, we hailed her in such sort that she payd roome.
Dodd flew to the helm, and with his own hands put it hard aweather, to give the deck guns one more chance, the last, of sinking or disabling the
We reefed the foresail and set him, we hauled aft the foresheet; the helm was hard aweather.
The vessels were now almost touching, and putting his helm aweather, he ran the _Wasp_ aboard on her port
The vessels ran along thus for 15 minutes, gradually coming closer together, and Captain Dickenson put his helm aweather, to run his adversary aboard.
Then amid falling shades and hollow moaning of winds the yacht drove slowly away with her foresail still aweather, and the fleet hung around awaiting the admiral's final decision.