from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated toward the east.
- adj. Coming or being from the east: easterly winds.
- n. A storm or wind coming from the east.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any persistent wind from the east (usually applied to broad currents or belts of easterly winds).
- adj. Facing the east; directed towards the east.
- adj. Located towards the east.
- adj. Coming from the east.
- adv. In an eastward direction or position; towards the east.
- adv. From the east.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Coming from the east.
- adj. Situated, directed, or moving toward the east
- adv. Toward, or in the direction of, the east.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moving or directed eastward: as, an easterly current; an easterly course.
- Situated toward the east: as, the easterly side of a lake.
- Looking toward the east: as, an easterly exposure.
- Coming from the east: as, an easterly wind; an easterly rain.
- On the east; in the direction of east.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wind from the east
- adv. from the east
- adj. lying in or toward the east
- adj. from the east; used especially of winds
Weather disturbances in the trade winds, known as easterly waves, are another source of cloud development and precipitation in the tropics.
Also, the wind anomaly shown by the arrows in the western area is easterly, which is consistent with development of a La Nina, if the wind persists.
The Borneons, from being so harassed by these pirates, call the easterly wind 'the pirate wind.'
We re-saddled our horses, and searched those nearest, that is to say easterly; but no water was found, nor any place that could hold it for an hour after it fell from the sky.
That the country did not become known through Verrazzano is evident from the letter, in which it is stated that he ran along the entire coast, from the harbor to which they remained fifteen days, one hundred and fifty leagues easterly, that is from Cape Cod to the
That's what I done, and if you'll search them records you'll find the word 'easterly' standin 'cool and ca'm in every place where it ought to be ....
In intricate black-and-white the map revealed Britain's south-easterly corner as a mesh of bridleways, brooks and field boundaries.
I've come to the most easterly point in North America in the hope of having an up close and personal experience with whales.
And in Africa, "The easterly winds that are supposed to bring moisture into East Africa were reduced," says meteorologist Wassila Thiaw, head of the Africa desk at the U.S. National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center.
This island, the most easterly of the Caribbean, has a remarkable history stretching back, on the one hand, to the Amero-Indians of 4,000BC and on the other to the apex of British imperialism.