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

  • adv. To or toward land: sailing landward; the landward side of a coastal fortification.

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  • adj. In the direction towards land, as opposed to in the direction out to sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward the land.
  • Lying toward the land, toward the interior, or away from the sea-coast.
  • Situated in, forming part of, or characteristic of the country, as opposed to the town; rural.

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  • adv. toward land


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land +‎ -ward


  • At last she was able to take her eyes from the surf and gaze at the sea-horizon of deepest peacock-blue and piled with cloud-masses, at the curve of the beach south to the jagged point of rocks, and at the rugged blue mountains seen across soft low hills, landward, up Carmel Valley.


  • Beyond, the Pacific, dim and vast, was raising on its sky-line tumbled cloud-masses that swept landward, giving warning of the first blustering breath of winter.

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  • Turning his head slowly, he followed the sky-line, pausing especially when his eyes rested landward on the brown Contra


  • The coastal contours curve into the distance on all sides of the site, with Snowdonia's dramatic mountains providing the landward backdrop.

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  • Just yards away, fire brigade diving boats were manoeuvring on the landward side of the Costa Concordia as the search continued for survivors.

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  • The brown waters of the tidal Thames rise to the abrupt, rock-armoured base of the sea wall, topped by an unrelenting five-foot-high concrete fortification and a long, landward, manicured grass slope.

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  • It was a noble situation — noble as the ancient hau tree, the size of a house, where she sat as if in a house, so spaciously and comfortably house-like was its shade furnished; noble as the lawn that stretched away landward its plush of green at an appraisement of two hundred dollars a front foot to a bungalow equally dignified, noble, and costly.


  • Multimedia Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images Fishing boats hurled landward by the tsunami sat in downtown Talcahuano Monday.

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  • On the same day on the other side of Barataria Bay, Louisiana Bayoukeeper documented pools of oil and oiled pelicans inside the boom - on the supposedly protected landward side - of Queen Bess Island off Grand Isle.

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