southwesterly

adverb or adjective south·west·er·ly \ sau̇(th)-ˈwe-stər-lē \

Definition of southwesterly

1 : from the southwest
2 : toward the southwest

Origin and Etymology of southwesterly

2southwest + -erly (as in westerly)


SOUTHWESTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

southwesterly

adjective

Definition of southwesterly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the southwest

  • : blowing from the southwest


SOUTHWESTERLY Defined for Kids

southwesterly

adverb or adjective south·west·er·ly \ sau̇th-ˈwe-stər-lē \

Definition of southwesterly for Students

1 : from the southwest
  • southwesterly breezes
2 : toward the southwest
  • a southwesterly direction

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