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north·er·ly

 (nôr′thər-lē)
adj.
1. Situated toward the north.
2. Coming or being from the north: northerly winds.
n. pl. north·er·lies
A storm or wind coming from the north.

north′er·ly adv.

northerly

(ˈnɔːðəlɪ)
adj
(Physical Geography) of, relating to, or situated in the north
adv, adj
1. (Physical Geography) towards or in the direction of the north
2. (Physical Geography) from the north: a northerly wind.
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind from the north
ˈnortherliness n

north•er•ly

(ˈnɔr ðər li)

adj., adv., n., pl. -lies. adj.
1. moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the north.
adv.
3. toward the north.
4. from the north.
n.
5. a wind that blows from the north.
[1545–55]
north′er•li•ness, n.

northerly

If something moves in a northerly direction, it moves towards the north.

We continued in a northerly direction.

However, a northerly wind blows from the north.

...a northerly wind blowing off the sea.

The most northerly of a group of things is the one that is furthest to the north. The form northernmost is also used with the same meaning

...the Summer solstice, when the sun reaches its most northerly point.
...the northernmost tip of the British Isles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northerly - a wind that blows from the northnortherly - a wind that blows from the north  
bise, bize - a dry cold north wind in southeastern France
mistral - a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter
tramontana, tramontane - a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Adj.1.northerly - situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
2.northerly - coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
Adv.1.northerly - in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"
Translations
في إتِّجاه الشَّمالمن الشَّمال، شَمالي
na severseverní
mod nord
norîur, í norîuráttnorîur-, norîan-, norîanstæîur
severen
kuzeydekuzeyden esenkuzeye doğruyıldızdan esen

northerly

[ˈnɔːðəlɪ]
A. ADJ [wind] → del norte
the most northerly point in Europeel punto más al norte or más septentrional de Europa
we were headed in a northerly directioníbamos hacia el norte or rumbo al norte or en dirección norte
B. Nviento m del norte

northerly

[ˈnɔːrðərli] adj [wind, direction] → du nord; [point] → septentrional(e)

northerly

adj wind, direction, latitudenördlich
advnach Norden, nordwärts (liter, Naut)
nNordwind m

northerly

[ˈnɔːðəlɪ] adj (wind) → del nord; (direction) → verso nord
house with a northerly aspect → casa esposta a nord

north

(noːθ) noun
1. the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. He faced towards the north; The wind is blowing from the north; I used to live in the north of England.
2. (also N) one of the four main points of the compass.
adjective
1. in the north. on the north bank of the river.
2. from the direction of the north. a north wind.
adverb
towards the north. The stream flows north.
ˈnortherly (-ðə-) adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north. a northerly breeze.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north. in a northerly direction.
ˈnorthern (-ðən) adjective
of the north or the North.
ˈnortherner (-ðə-) noun
a person who lives, or was born, in a northern region or country.
ˈnorthernmost (-ðən-) adjective
being furthest north. the northernmost point of the coast.
ˈnorthward adjective
towards the north. in a northward direction.
ˈnorthward(s) adverb
towards the north. They were travelling northwards.
ˈnorthbound adjective
travelling northwards. the northbound railway-line.
ˌnorth-ˈeast / ˌnorth-ˈwest nouns, adjective
(in or from) the direction midway between north and east or north and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. the north-east counties; a north-west wind.
adverb
towards the north-east or north-west. The building faces north-west.
ˌnorth-ˈeasterly / ˌnorth-ˈwesterly adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north-east or north-west. a north-easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north-east or north-west. a north-westerly direction.
ˌnorth-ˈeastern / ˌnorth-ˈwestern adjective
of the north-east or north-west.
the North Pole
the northern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.
References in classic literature ?
We thought it best to hold on the same course, rather than turn more northerly, which might have brought us to the north-west part of Great Tartary, and into the Frozen Sea.
Then, one day, he announced that half his boys had deserted, for a hunting party from the bungalow had come across his northerly camp and he feared that they might have noticed the reduced numbers of his following.
It was not till the 1st of May that the Nautilus resumed its northerly course, after having sighted the Bahamas at the mouth of the Bahama Canal.
As the waters of New York flow either southerly into the Atlantic or northerly into Ontario and its outlet, Otsego Lake, being the source of the Susquehanna, is of necessity among its highest lands.
Next day they fell in with more sails, all circling slowly from the east northerly towards the west.
And all the first winter, how she had shivered with cold when the northerly gales shook the thin clapboards and the snow beat like hail against the loose-hung windows!
That a northerly course would quickest lead me toward the more settled portions of the planet immediately decided the direction that I should steer.
Odessa is about twenty hours' run from Sebastopol, and is the most northerly port in the Black Sea.
The balloon, whirled about by opposing currents, had hardly budged from its place, and the doctor, letting the gas contract, descended so as to get a more northerly direction.
Sometimes a westerly oily wind blew, and at other times an easterly oily wind, and sometimes it blew a northerly oily wind, and maybe a southerly oily wind; but whether it came from the Arctic snows, or was raised in the waste of the desert sands, it came alike to us laden with the fragrance of paraffine oil.
Of all that Napoleon might have done: wintering in Moscow, advancing on Petersburg or on Nizhni-Novgorod, or retiring by a more northerly or more southerly route (say by the road Kutuzov afterwards took), nothing more stupid or disastrous can be imagined than what he actually did.
Half an hour later the party turned north, and northerly was their direction for the balance of the march.