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southerly

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adjective or adverb south·er·ly \ˈsə-thər-lē\

Definition of southerly

  1. 1 :  situated toward or belonging to the south the southerly shore of the lake

  2. 2 :  coming from the south a southerly wind

Origin and Etymology of southerly

3south + -erly (as in easterly)


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southerly

noun south·er·ly

Definition of southerly

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southerlies

  1. :  a wind from the south

First Known Use of southerly

1837


SOUTHERLY Defined for English Language Learners

southerly

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adjective

Definition of southerly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the south

  • : blowing from the south


SOUTHERLY Defined for Kids

southerly

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adjective or adverb south·er·ly \ˈsə-thər-lē\

Definition of southerly for Students

  1. 1 :  from the south a southerly wind

  2. 2 :  toward the south a southerly shore They sailed southerly.



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