Southwesterly \South`west"er*ly\, a. To ward or from the southwest; as, a southwesterly course; a southwesterly wind. [1913 Webster]

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  • southwesterly — [south΄wes′tər lē, ] naut [.sou wes′ter lē] adj., adv. 1. in or toward the southwest 2. from the southwest, as a wind …   English World dictionary

  • southwesterly — south|west|er|ly [ˌsauθˈwestəli US ərli] adj 1.) towards or in the southwest ▪ The plane was flying in a southwesterly direction. 2.) a southwesterly wind comes from the southwest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • southwesterly — south|west|er|ly [ ,sauθ westərli ] adjective toward or in the southwest: The Colorado River flows in a southwesterly direction. a. a southwesterly wind blows from the southwest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • southwesterly — adjective 1 towards or in the southwest 2 a southwesterly wind comes from the southwest …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • southwesterly — adjective 1. coming from the southwest the winds are southwesterly • Syn: ↑southwest • Similar to: ↑south • Derivationally related forms: ↑southwester 2. situated in or oriented toward the southwest …   Useful english dictionary

  • southwesterly — adverb or adjective Etymology: 2southwest + erly (as in westerly) Date: 1708 1. from the southwest 2. toward the southwest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • southwesterly — /sowth wes teuhr lee/; Naut. /sow wes teuhr lee/, adj., adv. toward or from the southwest. [1700 10; SOUTHWEST + erly (see EASTERLY)] * * * …   Universalium

  • southwesterly — 1. adjective a) situated in, or pointing to, the southwest b) coming from the southwest 2. adverb From the southwest …   Wiktionary

  • southwesterly — south west·er·ly || ‚saʊθ westÉ™(r)lɪ adj. facing toward the southwest; coming from the southwest adj. toward the southeast; from the southeast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • southwesterly — south·west·er·ly …   English syllables

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