easterly

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from easter + -ly.

Noun[edit]

easterly (plural easterlies)

  1. (meteorology) Any persistent wind from the east (usually applied to broad currents or belts of easterly winds).

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Adjective[edit]

easterly (comparative more easterly, superlative most easterly)

  1. Facing the east; directed towards the east.
    an easterly course or voyage
  2. Located towards the east.
    the easterly side of a lake
  3. Coming from the east.
    an easterly wind

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Adverb[edit]

easterly (comparative more easterly, superlative most easterly)

  1. In an eastward direction or position; towards the east.
  2. From the east.