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westerly

adjective or adverb west·er·ly \ ˈwe-stər-lē \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of westerly

1 : situated toward or belonging to the west
  • the westerly end of the farm
2 : coming from the west
  • a westerly breeze

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Origin and Etymology of westerly

obsolete wester western


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westerly

noun

Definition of westerly

plural westerlies
: a wind from the west

First Known Use of westerly

1845

in the meaning defined above

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Westerly

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

Definition of Westerly

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

WESTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

westerly

Definition of westerly for English Language Learners

  • : located or moving toward the west

  • : blowing from the west


WESTERLY Defined for Kids

westerly

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

Definition of westerly for Students

1 : toward the west
  • the lake's westerly shore
2 : from the west
  • a westerly wind

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