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northerly

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

Definition of northerly

  1. 1 :  situated toward or belonging to the north the northerly border

  2. 2 :  coming from the north a northerly wind

Origin and Etymology of northerly

3north + -erly (as in easterly)


First Known Use: circa 1544


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northerly

noun north·er·ly

Definition of northerly

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northerlies

  1. :  a wind from the north

1895

First Known Use of northerly

1895


NORTHERLY Defined for English Language Learners

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northerly

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

Definition of northerly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the north

  • : blowing from the north


NORTHERLY Defined for Kids

northerly

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

Definition of northerly for Students

  1. 1 :  from the north a northerly wind

  2. 2 :  toward the north a northerly city We sailed northerly.


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