- in or toward the west
- from the west, as a wind
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- Situated toward the west.
- Coming or being from the west: westerly winds.
Origin: Middle English, from wester, western, from Old English westra; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.
- westˈer·ly adverb
westerly - Cultural Definition
See prevailing westerlies.
westerly - Science Definition
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