northerly

Definitions of northerly
  1. adjective
    situated in or oriented toward the north
    “going in a northerly direction”
    synonyms: northern
    north
    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
  2. adjective
    coming from the north; used especially of wind
    “the winds are northerly
    synonyms: northern
    north
    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
  3. adverb
    in a northern direction
    synonyms: north, northward, northwards
  4. noun
    a wind that blows from the north
    synonyms: boreas, north wind, norther
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    types:
    bise, bize
    a dry cold north wind in southeastern France
    mistral
    a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter
    tramontana, tramontane
    a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
    type of:
    air current, current, current of air, wind
    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
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