northerly

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northern +‎ -ly

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northerly (plural northerlies)

  1. A wind blowing from the north.

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northerly (comparative more northerly, superlative most northerly)

  1. Facing the north; directed towards the north.
    a northerly voyage
  2. Located in a northern region.
    • 2021 October 20, Paul Stephen, “Leisure and pleasure on the Far North Line”, in RAIL, number 942, page 47:
      But I'm here to follow the less well-trodden route up to the most northerly point of the British mainland, which has its own scenic claim to make.
  3. Coming from the north.
    a northerly wind
    • 2021 December 15, Stefanie Foster, “Network News: Arwen causes cancellations and speed restrictions”, in RAIL, number 946, page 10:
      Over November 26-27, Storm Arwen brought northerly winds of up to 100 mph and snow in some parts of the UK.

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northerly (comparative more northerly, superlative most northerly)

  1. In an northward direction or position; (towards the) north.
  2. From the north.

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