[ee-ster-lee] /ˈi stər li/
moving, directed, or situated toward the east:
an easterly course.
(especially of a wind) coming from the east:
an easterly gale.
toward the east.
from the east.
noun, plural easterlies.
a wind that blows from the east.
of, relating to, or situated in the east
towards or in the direction of the east
from the east: an easterly wind
noun (pl) -lies
a wind from the east
1540s, from easter (late 14c.), variant of eastern + -ly (2). As a noun meaning “easterly wind,” by 1901. Old English easterlic meant “pertaining to Easter.”
A wind, especially a prevailing wind, that blows from the east. The trade winds in tropical regions and the prevailing winds in the polar regions are easterlies. See illustration at wind.
noun 1. the day after Easter, observed as a holiday in some places.
noun 1. a former British protectorate, now the E part of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen: composed of the Arab sheikdoms of Hadhramaut and the island of Socotra.
[ee-stern] /ˈi stərn/ adjective 1. lying toward or situated in the east: the eastern half of the island. 2. directed or proceeding toward the east: an eastern route. 3. coming from the east: an eastern wind. 4. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to the East in the U.S.: an eastern congressman. 5. (initial […]
noun 1. a subgroup of the Algonquian language family, comprising the languages spoken aboriginally from Nova Scotia to northeastern North Carolina.