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east·er·ly

easterly

 
pronunciation:
i str li
parts of speech:
adjective & adverb, noun
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition 1: of or toward the east.
He headed off in an easterly direction.The path runs easterly for five miles.
definition 2: from the east.
The captain says we need a strong easterly wind to reach our destination.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: easterlies
definition: a storm or wind from the east.
They almost lost their ship in the easterly.