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westerly (adv.)

late 15c., "in a westerly direction; facing toward the west," from Middle English wester (adj.) "western" (mid-14c.), from Old English westra, variant of westerne (see western) + -ly (2). As an adjective, "coming from the west," 1570s. Contradictory sense of "going to the west" attested by 1630s.

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Definitions of westerly
1
westerly (adv.)
toward the west; "we began to steer away westerly"- Daniel Defoe;
westerly (adv.)
from the west;
the wind blew westerly
2
westerly (adj.)
of wind; from the west;
Synonyms: western
westerly (adj.)
moving toward the west;
Synonyms: westbound / westward
3
westerly (n.)
the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth;
Synonyms: prevailing westerly
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