follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

waterward

[waw-ter-werd, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər wərd, ˈwɒt ər-/
adverb
1.
in the direction of water or a body of water.
Also, waterwards.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see water, -ward
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for waterward
  • The platform must extend perpendicular to one or both sides of the pier and must be located at the waterward end of the pier.
  • The area waterward of the line of extreme low tide is a shoreline of statewide significance.
  • Fire hazard is lower if conifers are planted on the waterward rather than the landward side of the house.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for waterward

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for waterward

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends