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 (nôrth-wĕs′tər-lē, nôr-wĕs′-)
1. Situated toward the northwest.
2. Coming or being from the northwest.

north·west′er·ly adv.


(ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ; ˌnɔːˈwɛstəlɪ)
adj, adv
(Physical Geography) in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind or storm from the northwest


(ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adj., adv.
toward or from the northwest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.northwesterly - coming from the northwest; "northwesterly winds"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
2.northwesterly - situated in or oriented toward the northwest
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"


A. ADJ [wind] → del noroeste
we were headed in a northwesterly directioníbamos hacia el noroeste or rumbo al noroeste or en dirección noroeste
B. Nviento m del noroeste


[ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ] adj (wind) → che viene da nordovest; (direction) → verso nordovest
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Instead of the former divinely appointed aims of the Jewish, Greek, or Roman nations, which ancient historians regarded as representing the progress of humanity, modern history has postulated its own aims- the welfare of the French, German, or English people, or, in its highest abstraction, the welfare and civilization of humanity in general, by which is usually meant that of the peoples occupying a small northwesterly portion of a large continent.
For two days I waited there for Kantos Kan, but as he did not come I started off on foot in a northwesterly direction toward a point where he had told me lay the nearest waterway.
This way," cried Sing presently, and started off once more into the brush, but this time in a northwesterly direction, toward camp.
A driving northwesterly storm succeeded, and before the sun was set every vestige of spring had vanished; the lake, the mountains, the village, and the fields being again hidden under one dazzling coat of snow.
We crossed the creek at the head of the island by means of a skiff; and, ascending the high grounds on the shore of the main land, proceeded in a northwesterly direction, through a tract of country excessively wild and desolate, where no trace of a human footstep was to be seen.
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