northeasterly

[ nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee ]
/ ˌnɔrθˈi stər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈi stər li /

adjective

of or located in the northeast.
toward or from the northeast.

adverb

toward or from the northeast.

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Origin of northeasterly

First recorded in 1730–40; north + easterly
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British Dictionary definitions for northeasterly

northeasterly
/ (ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstəlɪ) /

adjective, adverb

in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast

noun plural -lies

a wind or storm from the northeast
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