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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.
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(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
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(ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adj., adv.
toward or from the northwest.
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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"
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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
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[ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ] adj (wind) → che viene da nordovest; (direction) → verso nordovest
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