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southwesterly

[south-wes-ter-lee; Nautical sou-wes-ter-lee]
adjective, adverb
  1. toward or from the southwest.
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Origin of southwesterly

1700–10; southwest + -erly (see easterly)
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Examples from the Web for southwesterly

Historical Examples

  • A southwesterly breeze had sprung up, and there was a watery look about the sky.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The nursery should be a quiet room with a south or southwesterly exposure.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • They set out at a fox-trot, continuing their southwesterly direction.

    Bred of the Desert

    Marcus Horton

  • The habitat of this grape extends from southern Oklahoma, as a northern limit, southwesterly into Mexico.

  • Stratton remembered Las Vegas as the name of a camp down at the southwesterly extremity of the ranch.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames


British Dictionary definitions for southwesterly

southwesterly

adjective, adverb
  1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southwest
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noun plural -lies
  1. a wind or storm from the southwest
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