Definition of seaward in English:

seaward

Line breaks: sea|ward
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːwəd
 
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adverb

(also seawards) Towards the sea: after about a mile they turned seaward
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  • The second area is between Christmas Rock and Gxulu River Mouth extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.
  • Although the students were in no immediate danger, a resident was very alarmed at seeing them walking seawards.
  • Wood - decked, rounded balconies jut seawards as on a cruise ship.

adjective

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1Going or pointing towards the sea: there was a seaward movement of water on the bottom
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  • Melting glaciers add fresh water to the oceans and speed the seaward movement of ice and an influx of fresh water into the ocean.
  • In contrast, at high tide, the steep shingle beach produces plunging breakers against the berm causing the seaward movement of material.
  • Inland movements occurred in the first part of the night whereas seaward movements occurred late at night.
1.1Nearer or nearest to the sea: the seaward end of the village
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  • Many of these will be one kilometre inland or seawards from the main road, generally away from the tourist areas associated with the eastern coastline.
  • There are some wonderful pinnacles in both groups, with the best diving and healthiest coral to be found on the seaward side of each.
  • Currently, oil and gas development seaward of the continental shelf is unlikely.

noun

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The side that faces or is nearer to the sea: breakwaters were extended further to seaward
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  • The coastal villages where the salt makers lived stand on islands or peninsulas of firm ground, with marshes and fens on their inland side and salt marshes on the seaward.

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