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easterly

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adjective or adverb east·er·ly \ˈē-stər-lē\

Definition of easterly

  1. 1 :  situated toward or belonging to the east the easterly shore of the lake

  2. 2 :  coming from the east an easterly storm

Origin and Etymology of easterly

obsolete easter eastern


First Known Use: 1548


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easterly

noun east·er·ly

Definition of easterly

plural

easterlies

  1. :  a wind from the east

15th Century

First Known Use of easterly

15th century


EASTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

easterly

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adjective

Definition of easterly for English Language Learners

  • : located or moving toward the east

  • : blowing from the east


EASTERLY Defined for Kids

easterly

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adverb or adjective east·er·ly \ˈē-stər-lē\

Definition of easterly for Students

  1. 1 :  toward the east They sailed easterly. They sailed in an easterly direction.

  2. 2 :  from the east an easterly wind


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