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1. Situated toward the south.
2. Coming or being from the south: southerly winds.
n. pl. south·er·lies
A storm or wind coming from the south.

south′er·ly adv.


of, relating to, or situated in the south
adv, adj
1. (Navigation) towards or in the direction of the south
2. (Physical Geography) from the south: a southerly wind.
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind from the south
ˈsoutherliness n


(ˈsʌð ər li)

adj., adv., n., pl. -lies. adj., adv.
1. toward the south: a southerly course.
2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the south.
3. a wind that blows from the south.
south′er•li•ness, n.


If something moves in a southerly (/sʌðəli/) direction, it moves towards the south.

Peter headed in a southerly direction.

However, a southerly wind blows from the south.

The dunes afford the house some shelter from the southerly gales.

The most southerly of a group of things is the one that is furthest to the south. The form southernmost is also used with the same meaning.

...the most southerly tip of Bear Island.
...Aswan, Egypt's southernmost city.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southerly - a wind from the southsoutherly - a wind from the south    
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.southerly - situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
2.southerly - from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
Adv.1.southerly - toward the south; "the ship turned southerly"
2.southerly - from the south; "a wind blew southerly"
جَنوبينَحْوَ الجَنوب
jižnína jih
dél felõl jövõ
í suîuráttsuîlægur
güneydegüneydengüneye doğrukıbleden


A. ADJ [wind] → del sur
we were headed in a southerly directioníbamos hacia el sur or rumbo al sur or en dirección sur
the most southerly point in Europeel punto más meridional or más al sur de Europa
B. N (= wind) → viento m del sur


[ˈsʌðərli] adj [wind, breeze] → du sud; [situation] → méridional(e); [point] → au sud
in a southerly direction → vers le sud, en direction du sud
Peter headed in a southerly direction → Peter se dirigea vers le sud.


adjsüdlich; course alsonach Süden; windaus Süden or südlicher Richtung
advnach Süden, südwärts (esp Naut)
nSüdwind m


[ˈsʌðəlɪ] adj (wind) → del sud; (direction) → verso sud
house with a southerly aspect → casa esposta a sud


(sauθ) noun
1. the direction to the right of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. He stood facing towards the south; She lives in the south of France.
2. one of the four main points of the compass.
1. in the south. She works on the south coast.
2. from the direction of the south. a south wind.
towards the south. This window faces south.
southerly (ˈsaðəli) adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the south. a southerly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the south. in a southerly direction.
southern (ˈsaðən) adjective
of the south. Your speech sounds southern to me; Australia is in the southern hemisphere.
southerner (ˈsaðənə) noun
a person who lives, or was born, in a southern region or country.
southernmost (ˈsaðənmoust) adjective
being furthest south. the southernmost point on the mainland.
ˈsouthward adjective
towards the south. in a southward direction.
ˈsouthward(s) adverb
towards the south. We are moving southwards.
ˈsouthbound adjective
travelling southwards. southbound traffic.
ˌsouth-ˈeast / ˌsouth-ˈwest nouns
the direction midway between south and east or south and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction.
1. in the south-east or south-west. the south-east coast.
2. from the direction of the south-east or south-west. a south-east wind.
towards the south-east or south-west. The gateway faces south-west.
ˌsouth-ˈeasterly / ˌsouth-ˈwesterly adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the south-east or south-west. a south-easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the south-east or south-west. a south-westerly direction.
ˌsouth-ˈeastern / ˌsouth-ˈwestern adjective
of the south-east or south-west. a south-western dialect.
the South Pole
the southern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.
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Days, weeks passed, and under easy sail, the ivory Pequod had slowly swept across four several cruising-grounds; that off the Azores; off the Cape de Verdes; on the Plate (so called), being off the mouth of the Rio de la Plata; and the Carrol Ground, an unstaked, watery locality, southerly from St.
The long and narrow peninsula of Malacca, extending south-eastward from the territories of Birmah, forms the most southerly point of all Asia.
The Boussole, which went first, ran aground on the southerly coast.
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HAVING FORDED WIND RIVER a little above its mouth, Captain Bonneville and his three companions proceeded across a gravelly plain, until they fell upon the Popo Agie, up the left bank of which they held their course, nearly in a southerly direction.
The breeze was gusty; a southerly blow was making up.
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.
In the month of October the southerly winds set in, bringing with them frequent rain.
Overhead, a film of southerly drifting mist draws a theatrical gauze across the firmament.
In the three months of the summer it only freezes every other day and every night, and then the snow begins to weep off on the southerly slopes, and a few ground-willows put out their woolly buds, a tiny stonecrop or so makes believe to blossom, beaches of fine gravel and rounded stones run down to the open sea, and polished boulders and streaked rocks lift up above the granulated snow.
This I thought strange, for there was a stiff southerly breeze; but as "the circumstances" were not forthcoming, although I pumped for them with much perseverance, I had nothing to do but to return home and digest my impatience at leisure.
Southerly, at many miles' distance, and over the hills and ridges coastward, she could discern a surface like polished steel: it was the English Channel at a point far out towards France.

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