Southerly

  • 1 Southerly — is the name of a storm or front of air coming from the south. In the Southern Hemisphere these can be cold and have bad weather. In Wellington, New Zealand these storms are normally short and frequently have winds gusting between 120 km/h and 160 …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Southerly — South er*ly (?; 277), a. Southern. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 southerly — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) in a southward position or direction. 2) (of a wind) blowing from the south. ► NOUN ▪ a wind blowing from the south …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 southerly — [suth′ər lē] adj., adv. 1. in or toward the south 2. from the south, as a wind n. pl. southerlies a wind from the south …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 southerly — [[t]sʌ̱ðə(r)li[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A southerly point, area, or direction is to the south or towards the south. We set off in a southerly direction. ...the most southerly areas of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A southerly… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 southerly — South southerly South south er*ly (Zo[ o]l.) the old squaw; so called in imitation of its cry. Called also {southerly}, and {southerland}. See under {Old}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 southerly — I. adjective or adverb Etymology: 3south + erly (as in easterly) Date: 1551 1. situated toward or belonging to the south < the southerly shore of the lake > 2. coming from the south < a southerly wind > II …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 southerly — southerliness, n. /sudh euhr lee/, adj., adv., n., pl. southerlies. adj., adv. 1. toward the south: a southerly course. 2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the south: a gentle southerly breeze. n. 3. a wind that blows from the south. [1545 55; SOUTH… …

    Universalium

  • 9 southerly — south|er|ly [ˈsʌðəli US ər ] adj 1.) towards or in the south ▪ Tara walked in a southerly direction . 2.) a southerly wind comes from the south …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 southerly — south|er|ly [ sʌðərli ] adjective toward or in the south: the most southerly region of Spain a. a southerly wind blows from the south …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 southerly — adjective 1 in the south or towards the south: Tara walked in a southerly direction. 2 a southerly wind comes from the south …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 southerly — UK [ˈsʌðə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈsʌðərlɪ] adjective a) towards or in the south the most southerly region of Spain b) a southerly wind blows from the south …

    English dictionary

  • 13 southerly — 1. noun A wind blowing from the south. Syn: auster 2. adjective a) coming from the south. Warm, moist air was brought by southerly winds b) Facing the south; …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 southerly — adj. Southerly is used with these nouns: ↑direction, ↑route …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 southerly — [ˈsʌðəli] adj 1) a southerly wind blows from the south 2) towards or in the south …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 southerly — south•er•ly [[t]ˈsʌð ər li[/t]] adj. adv. n. pl. lies 1) mer navig. toward the south: a southerly course[/ex] 2) mer navig. (esp. of a wind) coming from the south 3) mer navig. a wind that blows from the south • Etymology: 1545–55… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 southerly — /ˈsʌðəli / (say sudhuhlee) adjective 1. moving, directed, or situated towards the south. 2. coming from the south, as a wind. –adverb 3. towards the south. 4. from the south. –noun 5. a wind from the south. 6. NSW → southerly buster.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 southerly — south, southern, southerly see east …

    Modern English usage

  • 19 southerly — adj., adv., & n. adj. & adv. 1 in a southern position or direction. 2 (of a wind) blowing from the south. n. (pl. ies) a southerly wind …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 southerly — Synonyms and related words: antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, east, eastbound, easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, hyperborean, meridional, north, northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, northerly, northern, northernmost,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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