landward landward  /ˈlænd wərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) toward land

Usage(s):

  1. At others, naval landing craft bore the troops landward in the face of continuous fire.
  2. Along the arc of defenses which guarded the landward side a rain of bombs gouged out pillboxes and machine guns.
  3. As soon as they hatch, the landward journey of the larvae must start.

News

  • Rate of coastal wetlands losses speeds up

    Sea level rise, development squeezes wetlands from both sides By Summit Voice FRISCO — With sea level encroaching on wetlands from the seaward side, and development taking chunks from landward, the U.S. coastal wetlands are being squeezed into an ever-smaller coastal fringe. Overall, coastal wetlands are being lost at an unsustainable rate of about 80,000 […]
    on November 22, 2013     Source: Summit County Citizens Voice

Quotes

  1. "While sea level rise sets the conditions for landward displacement of the shore, coastal storms supply the energy to do the 'geologic work' by moving the sand off and along the beach," writes Leatherman on his DrBeach.org website....
    on Nov 29, 2008 By: Stephen Leatherman Source: Daily Green

  2. "After almost a millennium of inward and landward focus, we are again turning our gaze outwards and seawards, which is the natural direction of view for a nation seeking to re- establish itself not simply as a continental power but even more so as a...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Zee News

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