easterly wind

wind which comes from the east or from an eastern direction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Easterly — East er*ly, a. 1. Coming from the east; as, it was easterly wind. [1913 Webster] 2. Situated, directed, or moving toward the east; as, the easterly side of a lake; an easterly course or voyage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • easterly — 1540s (adj.); see EAST (Cf. east). As a noun meaning easterly wind, by 1901 …   Etymology dictionary

  • easterly — east, eastern, easterly adjectives. What is said here applies equally to north, south, and west, and their corresponding forms. East denotes physical position (on the east side of town) and is spelt with a capital initial (East) when forming part …   Modern English usage

  • easterly — [[t]i͟ːstə(r)li[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An easterly point, area, or direction is to the east or towards the east. He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n An easterly wind is a wind that blows from… …   English dictionary

  • easterly — I UK [ˈiːstə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈɪstərlɪ] adjective 1) towards or in the east the easterly parts of Norfolk 2) an easterly wind blows from the east II UK [ˈiːstə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈɪstərlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms easterly : singular easterly plural… …   English dictionary

  • easterly — eas|ter|ly1 [ˈi:stəli US ərli] adj 1.) towards or in the east ▪ We drove off in an easterly direction . 2.) an easterly wind comes from the east easterly 2 easterly2 plural easterlies n a wind that comes from the east …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • easterly — east|er|ly1 [ istərli ] adjective 1. ) an easterly wind blows from the east 2. ) toward or in the east easterly east|er|ly 2 [ istərli ] noun count a wind that blows from the east …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • easterly — /ˈistəli / (say eestuhlee) adjective 1. moving, directed, or situated towards the east: an easterly course. 2. coming from the east: an easterly wind. –adverb 3. towards the east. 4. from the east. –noun 5. a wind from the east …   Australian English dictionary

  • easterly — [ˈiːstəli] adj 1) towards or in the east 2) an easterly wind blows from the east …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • easterly — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) in an eastward position or direction. 2) (of a wind) blowing from the east. ► NOUN ▪ a wind blowing from the east …   English terms dictionary

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