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northerly

[ nawr-ther-lee ]
/ ˈnɔr ðər li /
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adjective

moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
(especially of a wind) coming from the north: a northerly gale.

adverb

toward the north.
from the north.

noun, plural north·er·lies.

a wind that blows from the north.

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Origin of northerly

1545–55; north + -erly, modeled on easterly

OTHER WORDS FROM northerly

north·er·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for northerly

northerly
/ (ˈnɔːðəlɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or situated in the north

adverb, adjective

towards or in the direction of the north
from the northa northerly wind

noun plural -lies

a wind from the north

Derived forms of northerly

northerliness, noun
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