Etymology
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southerly

1550s (adj.); 1570s (adv.); from southern + -ly. Related: Southerliness.

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Definitions of southerly
1
southerly (adv.)
toward the south;
the ship turned southerly
Synonyms: southward / southwards
southerly (adv.)
from the south;
a wind blew southerly
2
southerly (adj.)
situated in or oriented toward the south;
took a southerly course
Synonyms: southern
southerly (adj.)
from the south; used especially of wind;
a hot southerly wind
the winds are southerly
Synonyms: southern
3
southerly (n.)
a wind from the south;
Synonyms: south wind / souther
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