from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Situated toward the southwest.
  • adj. Coming or being from the southwest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. situated in, or pointing to, the southwest
  • adj. coming from the southwest
  • adv. From the southwest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. To ward or from the southwest

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated or directed toward the southwest.
  • Coming from the southwest or a point near it: as, a southwesterly wind.
  • In a southwesterly direction.

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

  • adj. coming from the southwest
  • adj. situated in or oriented toward the southwest


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  • Aguilar accompanied Cortés as his force moved in southwesterly direction.

    Affirmative action and Hernán Cortés (1485–1547)

  • It's about creating this dialogue with the very particular conditions and unique opportunities of the city, Mr. Norten said, referring to the southwesterly views of the Hudson River enjoyed by many of the residents living in the middle section of the building.

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  • It begins blowing southwesterly, that is, away from the Turkish heights and toward the harbor.


  • The Bonnyridge licenses encompass three blocks located in the center of the Kalahari Copper Belt and are widely characterized as the southwesterly extension of the Zambian/DRC Copper Belt extending through

  • The KCB is widely characterized as the southwesterly extension of the Zambian/DRC Copper Belt extending through Namibia.

  • Weather It was a balmy 52 degrees, with a mostly irrelevant southwesterly wind.

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  • In the summer, fall, and winter -- particularly summer -- significant southwesterly winds stir up ocean currents and bring more nutrients up from the depths for the phytoplankton.

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  • On the other hand, when the prevailing southwesterly winds sweep up the English Channel, the south side of the Isle of Wight can be pummelled while Cowes on the north side is sheltered.

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  • And Irish authorities said it appeared likely that the country's two most southwesterly airports in Cork and Kerry would miss the ash threat entirely.

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  • "College graduates with bachelor's degrees or higher," Thompson notes, "have been moving to the coasts, like salmon swimming against the southwesterly current."

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