Easterly



[ee-ster-lee] /ˈi stər li/

adjective
1.
moving, directed, or situated toward the east:
an easterly course.
2.
(especially of a wind) coming from the east:
an easterly gale.
adverb
3.
toward the east.
4.
from the east.
noun, plural easterlies.
5.
a wind that blows from the east.
/ˈiːstəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated in the east
adverb, adjective
2.
towards or in the direction of the east
3.
from the east: an easterly wind
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a wind from the east
adv.

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.”
easterly
(ē’stər-lē)
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.

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