Definition of westerly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwestəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərli//
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  1. 1[only before noun] in or towards the west travelling in a westerly direction
  2. 2[usually before noun] (of winds) blowing from the west westerly gales compare west See related entries: Wind
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from obsolete wester ‘western’ + -ly.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: westerly