northwesterly

adverb or adjective north·west·er·ly \ nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stər-lē \

Definition of northwesterly

1 : from the northwest
2 : toward the northwest

First Known Use of northwesterly

circa 1611


NORTHWESTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

northwesterly

adjective

Definition of northwesterly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the northwest

  • : blowing from the northwest


NORTHWESTERLY Defined for Kids

northwesterly

adverb or adjective north·west·er·ly \ nȯrth-ˈwe-stər-lē \

Definition of northwesterly for Students

1 : from the northwest
  • northwesterly breezes
2 : toward the northwest
  • a northwesterly direction

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