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northerly

[nawr-th er-lee] /ˈnɔr ðər li/
adjective
1.
moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
2.
(especially of a wind) coming from the north:
a northerly gale.
adverb
3.
toward the north.
4.
from the north.
noun, plural northerlies.
5.
a wind that blows from the north.
Origin of northerly
1545-1555
1545-55; north + -erly, modeled on easterly
Related forms
northerliness, noun
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northerly

/ˈnɔːðəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated in the north
adverb, adjective
2.
towards or in the direction of the north
3.
from the north: a northerly wind
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a wind from the north
Derived Forms
northerliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for northerly
adj., adv.

1550s, from northern + -ly (2) on pattern of easterly, westerly.

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