southwesterly

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

Definition of southwesterly

  1. 1 :  from the southwest

  2. 2 :  toward the southwest

Origin and Etymology of southwesterly

2southwest + -erly (as in westerly)


First Known Use: 1703


SOUTHWESTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

southwesterly

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

Definition of southwesterly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the southwest

  • : blowing from the southwest


SOUTHWESTERLY Defined for Kids

southwesterly

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

Definition of southwesterly for Students

  1. 1 :  from the southwest southwesterly breezes

  2. 2 :  toward the southwest a southwesterly direction


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