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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. westerlies, (used with a pl. v.) 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.
a town in SW Rhode Island. 18,580.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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