Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Situated toward the northwest.
  • adjective Coming or being from the northwest.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated toward the northwest.
  • Coming from the northwest: as, a northwesterly wind.
  • Toward or from the northwest, or a general northwest direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Toward the northwest, or from the northwest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective situated in, or pointing to, the northwest
  • adjective coming from the northwest
  • adverb From the northwest

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective situated in or oriented toward the northwest
  • adjective coming from the northwest

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Because it faces north, and prevailing swell direction is south, an ocean swell of 10'+ is needed before this spot begins to break, unless the swell is westerly or northwesterly, which is fairly rare.

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  • Right now, it appears the flow will be northwesterly, meaning inland areas may get the most.

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  • Right now, it appears the flow will be northwesterly, meaning inland areas may get the most.

    WWMT.com : News

  • Right now, it appears the flow will be northwesterly, meaning inland areas may get the most.

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  • Initially planted in 1986 and farmed organically, then replanted with Syrah in 1994 and farmed under Biodynamic practice ever since, nearly 20,000 vines rise gently along a northwesterly slope.

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson: California's Hidden Organic Wine Region

  • Initially planted in 1986 and farmed organically, then replanted with Syrah in 1994 and farmed under Biodynamic practice ever since, nearly 20,000 vines rise gently along a northwesterly slope.

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson: California's Hidden Organic Wine Region

  • West winds from 10-15 mph begin turning toward the northwesterly direction and may gust up to 25 mph.

    Forecast: 70s today could challenge record

  • The plane took off late owing to poor weather conditions on a direct flight from Tehran to Orumiyeh, 460 miles in a northwesterly direction.

    Charlotte Safavi: IranAir Crash

  • At least you've got one last chance to shake off your Seasonal Affective Disorder before our 70s and sunshine turns into northwesterly winds tonight as an incoming cold front aims to usher in chillier air.

    Forecast: 70s today could challenge record

  • By Thursday, cool northwesterly winds will bring scattered showers to much of the country, with forecasters warning of a more serious downturn by next weekend that will see temperatures fall well below normal.

    Indian summer brings out the crowds

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