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northerly

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

Definition of northerly

1 :situated toward or belonging to the north
  • the northerly border
2 :coming from the north
  • a northerly wind

Origin and Etymology of northerly

3north + -erly (as in easterly)


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northerly

noun

Definition of northerly

plural northerlies
:a wind from the north

First Known Use of northerly

1895


NORTHERLY Defined for English Language Learners

northerly

adjective

Definition of northerly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the north

  • : blowing from the north


NORTHERLY Defined for Kids

northerly

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

Definition of northerly for Students

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

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