Meaning of westerly

west•er•ly

Pronunciation: (wes'tur-lē), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
—adj.
  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.
—adv.
  1. toward the west: to escape westerly.
  2. from the west: a sharp wind blowing westerly.
—n.
  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.

Wes•ter•ly

Pronunciation: (wes'tur-lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in SW Rhode Island. 18,580.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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