Pronunciation: (nôr'&thslash;ur-lē), [key]
—adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
1. moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
2. (esp. of a wind) coming from the north: a northerly gale.
1. toward the north.
2. from the north.
a wind that blows from the north.
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