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Meaning of easterly

east•er•ly

Pronunciation: (ē'stur-lē), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
—adj.
  1. moving, directed, or situated toward the east: an easterly course.
  2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the east: an easterly gale.
—adv.
  1. toward the east.
  2. from the east.
—n.
  1. a wind that blows from the east.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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