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landward

[land-werd] /ˈlænd wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, landwards. toward the land or interior.
adjective
2.
lying, facing, or tending toward the land or away from the coast.
3.
being in the direction of the land:
a landward breeze.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see land, -ward
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  • Another is flow across the road and down the landward shoulder.
  • Ovals mark areas of patch reefs on the landward ridge.
  • These continued slope failures resulted in the enlargement of the affected area by landward progression of the vertical scarp.
  • Some beaches were still migrating landward, impacting roads and redevelopment plans for coastal villages.
  • Shorelines composed of older geologic units that form headland regions of the coast will retreat landward with rising sea level.
  • However, major coastal storms routinely affect the entire landward aquatic habitat.
British Dictionary definitions for landward

landward

/ˈlændwəd/
adjective
1.
lying, facing, or moving towards land
2.
in the direction of the land
adverb
3.
a variant of landwards

landwards

/ˈlændwədz/
adverb
1.
towards land
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