from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated toward the west.
- adj. Coming or being from the west: westerly winds.
- n. A storm or wind coming from the west.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Situated in the west.
- adj. Coming from the west.
- adv. Towards the west.
- n. A westerly wind or storm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the west; toward the west; coming from the west; western.
- adv. Toward the west; westward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a generally westward direction; proceeding or directed mainly toward the west: as, a westerly current or course; the westerly trend of a mountain-chain.
- Situated toward the west; lying to the westward: as, the westerly parts of a country.
- Looking toward the west: as, a westerly exposure.
- Coming from the general direction
- To the westward; in a westerly direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. toward the west
- adv. from the west
- adj. moving toward the west
- n. the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth
- adj. of wind; from the west
Middle English, from wester, western, from Old English westra; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)