Definition of landward in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlandwəd/


(also landwards /ˈlandwədz/) Towards land: the ship turned landward
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  • Visitors already on the rock were looking landwards at the strange spectacle of the bare stretch they had crossed on boats only moments ago.
  • Two days later it was holed and drifting landwards with oil gushing out of its tanks.
  • His burning vessel was drifting landwards, neither the sole firefighting hose nor the bow anchor could be reached beyond the wall of flame, and there was insufficient time to unbolt the sea-cocks and scuttle the ship.


Facing towards land as opposed to sea: the landward side of the road
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  • Their first victory, at the Alma six days later, enabled them to continue south around Sebastopol from the landward side to Balaclava, so establishing a partial siege of the base.
  • On the landward side it was now white-capped mountain ranges, ranks of huge mountains that joined with the chain running down the centre of the continent.
  • These natural buffers protected the landward side, sheltering coastal communities and wildlife from the brunt of storms and waves.

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