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seaward

[see-werd] /ˈsi wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, seawards. toward the sea:
a storm moving seaward.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the sea:
a seaward course.
3.
coming from the sea:
a seaward wind.
noun
4.
the direction toward the sea or away from the land.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sea, -ward
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Examples from the web for seaward
  • They slink seaward mostly at night to avoid predators, lingering in brackish estuaries to gather strength.
  • Their seaward edges are speeding up, and the ice sheet behind them is thinning.
  • The continental shelf extends seaward from the current shoreline of many continental areas.
  • Sudden water displacement created a wave that shot seaward from the land, and that was certainly a factor in what followed.
  • When it does, it produces a vacuum effect that sucks coastal water seaward and exposes harbor and sea floors.
  • The fort served as the centerpiece of the defenses of the city's seaward approaches.
  • If the tsunami's trough reaches shore first, it sucks the water seaward, exposing the seafloor suddenly.
  • Then mighty waves swept away all the houses and people from the seaward third of the island.
  • Lee pointed out a sort of broad pathway or ramp running seaward from the high-tide line.
  • Along the seaward facing edge of the barrage is a wave power generator.
British Dictionary definitions for seaward

seaward

/ˈsiːwəd/
adverb
1.
a variant of seawards
adjective
2.
directed or moving towards the sea
3.
(esp of a wind) coming from the sea

seawards

/ˈsiːwədz/
adverb
1.
towards the sea
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