westerly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wes'tur-lē), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
  1. moving, directed, or situated toward the west: the westerly end of the field.
  2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the west: a westerly gale.
  1. toward the west: to escape westerly.
  2. from the west: a sharp wind blowing westerly.
  1. a wind that blows from the west: an occasional westerly that pommeled the island.
  2. any semipermanent belt of westerly winds, esp. those that prevail at latitudes lying between the tropical and polar regions of the earth.


Pronunciation: (wes'tur-lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in SW Rhode Island. 18,580.
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