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northerly

1550s as an adjective, "pertaining to or being in or toward the north; proceeding from the north," from northern + -ly (2) on pattern of easterly, westerly. As an adverb, "toward the north," from 1590s. Related: Northerliness.

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Definitions of northerly from WordNet
1
northerly (adj.)
situated in or oriented toward the north;
going in a northerly direction
Synonyms: northern
northerly (adj.)
coming from the north; used especially of wind;
the winds are northerly
Synonyms: northern
2
northerly (n.)
a wind that blows from the north;
Synonyms: north wind / norther / boreas
3
northerly (adv.)
in a northern direction;
Synonyms: north / northwards / northward
From wordnet.princeton.edu