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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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