westerly

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɛs.tə(ɹ).li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɛs.tɚ.li/
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westerly (comparative more westerly, superlative most westerly)

  1. Facing the west; directed towards the west.
    a westerly course or voyage
    • 2002, Jaime Suchlicki, Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond, Potomac Books, Inc. (→ISBN), page 13:
      Tall, blue-eyed, this proud and stubborn Genoese seaman first visited Portugal, proposing his scheme for a westerly voyage in search of the Indies.
  2. Located towards or in the west.
    the westerly side of a lake
  3. (of wind) Coming from the west.
    a westerly wind

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westerly (comparative more westerly, superlative most westerly)

  1. Towards the west.

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Used by land surveyors when they do not want to or cannot say specifically "west".

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westerly (plural westerlies)

  1. A westerly wind or storm, one blowing or coming from the west.

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