Westerly meaning

wĕstər-lē
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Situated toward the west.
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Coming or being from the west.

Westerly winds.

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A storm or wind coming from the west.
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In or toward the west.
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From the west, as a wind.
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A wind from the west.
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A wind, especially a prevailing wind, that blows from the west. The prevailing winds in the middle latitudes are westerlies.
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Situated in the west.
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(of wind) Coming from the west.
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Towards the west.
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A westerly wind or storm.
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Origin of westerly

  • Middle English from wester western from Old English westra wes-pero- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition