American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated toward the south.
- adj. Coming or being from the south: southerly winds.
- n. A storm or wind coming from the south.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying in the south or in a direction nearly south: as, a southerly point.
- Proceeding from the south or a point nearly south.
- n. Same as south-southerly.
- Toward the south.
- n. A wind blowing from the south.
- adj. coming from the south.
- adj. Facing the south; directed towards the south.
- adj. Located towards the south
- adv. In a southward direction or position; towards the south.
- adv. From the south.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Southern.
- adv. toward the south
- adj. situated in or oriented toward the south
- adv. from the south
- n. a wind from the south
- adj. from the south; used especially of wind
“As of yesterday AM we were experiencing a so called southerly surge, bringing a thick marine layer and good stratus intrusion.”
“The winds known as southerly bursters are generally to be expected from”
“We remained nearly an hour beside our beneficent fountain, then took the route for Senegal; that is, a southerly direction, for we did not know exactly where that country lay.”
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“The winds known as southerly bursters are generally to be expected from November to the end of”
“The breakers rise to the height of fifteen or eighteen feet before they burst in one unbroken line as far as the eye can see, and as the southerly is the most prevailing wind on that part of the Australian coast, it is only during the summer season, and after several days of northerly wind that the sea subsides, and the roar of breakers ceases for a time.”
“A so-called southerly wind is steering through our town of Sainte Cécile, causing the rain in its path to spray hither and thither.”
“The British contention was that the wording of the Treaty provided first, that the channel should separate the mainland from Vancouver Island; second, that the boundary should go through it in a "southerly" direction; and third, that it should be navigable.”
“Taking the 'southerly' routes in December is a roll of the dice.”
“In the 1814 plan there was no hope to reconquer the United States, but with a British army firmly ensconced in the interior of New York, amid what the British yet again assumed was a sympathetic population, the Americans might have to concede a more southerly border for the Canadian provinces, if not in New York, then perhaps in Maine.”
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