moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
(especially of a wind) coming from the north: a northerly gale.
toward the north.
from the north.
a wind that blows from the north.
- north·er·li·ness, noun
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How to use northerly in a sentence
Then, some subset of travelers departed in a northerly direction while the others departed in a southerly direction.
It’s because any water spilled into the northerly-flowing river’s 1,750-square-mile watershed eventually empties out through that small river mouth just south of the Imperial Beach pier.Morning Report: Tijuana River Surging Again, This Time It’s Not Pure Poo | Voice of San Diego | March 3, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
We have a northerly aspect, so our snow is preserved, and we have modern snowmaking.
Light to moderate northerly breezes near 10 mph would gust near 20 mph midday into the midafternoon hours.D.C.-area forecast: Cool and sunny today with a slow warming trend starting this weekend | A. Camden Walker | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The most northerly sites were in the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland.Common parasite may help mussels survive heat waves | Sid Perkins | June 16, 2021 | Science News For Students
Between this and the Channel we were delayed by a succession of northerly winds.
The river then trends in a northerly direction for seven miles, without any sinuosity of consequence.
Adiutrix for work elsewhere, it recalled both governor and legion, and gave up the more northerly of his nominal conquests.
AS the wolf is a native of cold climates, he must have passed northerly into America, since he is met with in both continents.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Accomentas, a band, or division of the Pawtucket Indians inhabiting the northerly part of Massachusetts in 1674.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
British Dictionary definitions for northerly
of, relating to, or situated in the north
towards or in the direction of the north
from the north: a northerly wind
a wind from the north
- northerliness, noun
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