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southerly

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adjective or adverb south·er·ly \ˈsə-thər-lē\

Simple Definition of southerly

  • : located in or moving toward the south

  • : blowing from the south

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of southerly

  1. 1 :  situated toward or belonging to the south <the southerly shore of the lake>

  2. 2 :  coming from the south <a southerly wind>

Origin and Etymology of southerly

3south + -erly (as in easterly)


First Known Use: 1551


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southerly

noun south·er·ly

Definition of southerly

plural

southerlies

  1. :  a wind from the south



1943

First Known Use of southerly

1943

Rhymes with southerly


SOUTHERLY Defined for Kids

southerly

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adjective or adverb south·er·ly \ˈsə-thər-lē\

Definition of southerly for Students

  1. 1 :  from the south <a southerly wind>

  2. 2 :  toward the south <a southerly shore> <They sailed southerly.>




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