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1northerly

adjective or adverb north·er·ly \-lē\

: located in or moving toward the north

: blowing from the north

Full Definition of NORTHERLY

1
:  situated toward or belonging to the north <the northerly border>
2
:  coming from the north <a northerly wind>
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Origin of NORTHERLY

3north + -erly (as in easterly)
First Known Use: 1551

2northerly

noun
plural northerlies

Definition of NORTHERLY

:  a wind from the north

First Known Use of NORTHERLY

1955
NORTHERLY Defined for Kids

northerly

adjective or adverb north·er·ly \ˈnr-thər-lē\

Definition of NORTHERLY for Kids

1
:  from the north <a northerly wind>
2
:  toward the north <a northerly city> <We sailed northerly.>

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