southwesterly

adverb or adjective
south·​west·​er·​ly | \ sau̇(th)-ˈwe-stər-lē How to pronounce southwesterly (audio) \

Definition of southwesterly

1 : from the southwest
2 : toward the southwest

Examples of southwesterly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Water from the lake flows southwesterly via the Klamath River through the ancestral lands of the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa Tribe, Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe, emptying into the Pacific. oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2021 Water from the lake flows southwesterly via the Klamath River through the ancestral lands of the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa Tribe, Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe, emptying into the Pacific. oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2021 Water from the lake flows southwesterly via the Klamath River through the ancestral lands of the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa Tribe, Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe, emptying into the Pacific. oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2021 Winds will likely shift Thursday from southwesterly to a northwesterly direction, lashing a tinder-dry landscape that McHale compared to a month-old Christmas tree being torched. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Aug. 2021 Water from the lake flows southwesterly via the Klamath River through the ancestral lands of the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa Tribe, Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe, emptying into the Pacific. Anna V. Smith, oregonlive, 16 June 2021 Generally calm winds turn southwesterly before dawn, helping boost temperatures a notch. Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2021 Portland is sitting under a mild southwesterly flow allowing for warm early morning temps that stuck around 50-55 overnight. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2020 Winds stay light southwesterly outside of any storms. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of southwesterly

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for southwesterly

southwest entry 2 + -erly (as in westerly)

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The first known use of southwesterly was in 1703

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14 Sep 2021

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“Southwesterly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southwesterly. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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southwesterly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of southwesterly

: located in or moving toward the southwest
: blowing from the southwest

southwesterly

adverb or adjective
south·​west·​er·​ly | \ sau̇th-ˈwe-stər-lē How to pronounce southwesterly (audio) \

Kids Definition of southwesterly

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

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