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north·er·ly

northerly

 
pronunciation:
nor thr li
parts of speech:
adjective & adverb, noun
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition 1: of or toward the north.
This animal lives in a northerly climate.The path runs northerly for five miles.
definition 2: from the north.
The northerly winds blew across the prairie.The breeze blew northerly.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: northerlies
definition: a storm or wind from the north.
The captain says a northerly is on its way.