Definition of Southwesterly

1. Adjective. Coming from the southwest. "The winds are southwesterly"

Exact synonyms: Southwest
Similar to: South
Derivative terms: Southwester



2. Adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the southwest.
Exact synonyms: Southwest, Southwestern
Similar to: South

Definition of Southwesterly

1. a. To ward or from the southwest; as, a southwesterly course; a southwesterly wind.

Definition of Southwesterly

1. Adjective. situated in, or pointing to, the southwest ¹

2. Adjective. (chiefly of a wind) coming from the southwest ¹

3. Adverb. From the southwest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Southwesterly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Southwesterly

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southwest by west
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southwesterly (current term)
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Literary usage of Southwesterly

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1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"... where we took the westerly and southwesterly winds, which blow steadily off the coast of the United States early in the autumn, we had every variety of ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"South of Boston or Cape Ann, the southwesterly wind often reverses it or drives it ... hot southwesterly day winds of Kansas are injurious to many crops. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"It is a common proverb, of unknown dale, found in Cornwall and other portions of southwesterly England in the form, "There's nothing new, ..."

4. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an by Heinrich Barth (1859)
"... chiefs of whom are Weled A'hmed Budde E'bn 'Omar and Mohammed Weled el Mrema. APPENDIX XII SECTIONS AND FAMILIES OF THE GREAT southwesterly GROUP OF THE ..."

5. Supplement to Second Edition of Kerr's Cyclopedic California Codes by James Manford Kerr (1922)
"... thence along the center of said alley southeasterly one hundred feet; thence southwesterly along lot line one hundred sixty-five feet to the center of I ..."

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