adverb or adjective Date: circa 1611 1. from the northwest 2. toward the northwest

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  • Northwesterly — North west er*ly, a. Toward the northwest, or from the northwest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • northwesterly — [nôrth΄wes′tər lē] adj., adv. 1. in or toward the northwest 2. from the northwest, as a wind …   English World dictionary

  • northwesterly — north|west|er|ly [ˌno:θˈwestəli US ˌno:rθˈwestərli] adj 1.) towards or in the northwest ▪ We headed off in a northwesterly direction. 2.) a northwesterly wind comes from the northwest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • northwesterly — north|west|er|ly [ ,nɔrθ westərli ] adjective toward or in the northwest: We marched in a northwesterly direction for another few miles. a. a northwesterly wind blows from the northwest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • northwesterly — adjective 1 towards or in the northwest 2 a northwesterly wind comes from the northwest …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • northwesterly — adjective 1. situated in or oriented toward the northwest • Syn: ↑northwestern, ↑northwest • Similar to: ↑north 2. coming from the northwest northwesterly winds • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • northwesterly — /nawrth wes teuhr lee/; Naut. /nawr wes teuhr lee/, adj., adv. toward or from the northwest. [1605 15; NORTHWESTER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • northwesterly — 1. adjective a) situated in, or pointing to, the northwest b) coming from the northwest 2. adverb From the northwest …   Wiktionary

  • northwesterly — Synonyms and related words: NNW, NW, NW by N, NW by W, antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, east, eastbound, easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, hyperborean, meridional, north, north northwest, northbound, northeast, northeasterly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • northwesterly — nÉ”rðwestÉ™(r)lɪ / nɔːð adj. moving or facing northwestward; situated in the northwest; coming from the northwest …   English contemporary dictionary

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