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westerly

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

Definition of westerly

  1. 1 :  situated toward or belonging to the west <the westerly end of the farm>

  2. 2 :  coming from the west <a westerly breeze>

Origin and Etymology of westerly

obsolete wester western


First Known Use: 15th century


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westerly

noun west·er·ly

Definition of westerly

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westerlies

  1. :  a wind from the west

1845

First Known Use of westerly

1845


Westerly

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geographical name Wes·ter·ly \ˈwes-tər-lē\

Definition of Westerly

  1. town in southwestern Rhode Island on the border with Connecticut population 17,936


WESTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

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westerly

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

Definition of westerly for English Language Learners

  • : located or moving toward the west

  • : blowing from the west


WESTERLY Defined for Kids

westerly

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

Definition of westerly for Students

  1. 1 :  toward the west <the lake's westerly shore>

  2. 2 :  from the west <a westerly wind>


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