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[nawr-th er-lee] /ˈnɔr ðər li/

moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
(especially of a wind) coming from the north:
a northerly gale.
toward the north.
from the north.
noun, plural northerlies.
a wind that blows from the north.
of, relating to, or situated in the north
adverb, adjective
towards or in the direction of the north
from the north: a northerly wind
noun (pl) -lies
a wind from the north
adj., adv.

1550s, from northern + -ly (2) on pattern of easterly, westerly.


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