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easterly

adjective or adverb east·er·ly \ ˈē-stər-lē \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of easterly

1 : situated toward or belonging to the east
  • the easterly shore of the lake
2 : coming from the east
  • an easterly storm

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Origin and Etymology of easterly

obsolete easter eastern


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easterly

noun

Definition of easterly

plural easterlies
: a wind from the east

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First Known Use of easterly

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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EASTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of easterly for English Language Learners

  • : located or moving toward the east

  • : blowing from the east


EASTERLY Defined for Kids

easterly

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

Definition of easterly for Students

1 : toward the east
  • They sailed easterly.
  • They sailed in an easterly direction.
2 : from the east
  • an easterly wind

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