Noun(1) a wind that blows from the north
Adjective(1) situated in or oriented toward the north(2) coming from the north; used especially of wind
Adverb(1) in a northern direction
(1) They moved in a general northerly direction, skirting towns as they found them, avoiding the main roads and a couple of times detouring some distance where towns controlled a bridge or ford to find a place to cross.(2) There is also a suggestion that the match against Japan could be played in the Caledonian region to reward Scotland's most northerly region for its crucial and growing contribution to the national squad.(3) The curved feature of the exhibition has been designed to offset the northerly aspect of the building's position.(4) Now the peace-loving people of Scotland's most northerly communities are being engulfed by a rising tide of anger over what they regard as a threat to the ancient links with their Scandinavian forebears.(5) There is a northerly with us this weekend, then westerlies will come across bringing some rain.(6) The 2002 series is spread across the entire panorama of Scottish golf - from the furthest flung northerly courses at Caithness and the wild west coast at Turnberry to the links and parklands of the Highlands and Speyside.(7) As a result, regions to the east of a high-pressure center often have northerly winds bringing in relatively cold air while regions to the west have southerly winds bringing in relatively warm air.(8) It was wet and windy on New Year's Eve and even colder on New Year's Day with strong northerly winds blowing across the course.(9) Another less useful and sometimes damaging effect of mountains is their funnelling properties: The Mistral is a cold northerly wind that is redirected through the Rhone valley by the surrounding heights.(10) We struck out in a northerly direction, passing through Norwich, and stopping for coffee in Hanover, New Hampshire.(11) We had our running lights on and proceeded in a northerly direction very slowly.(12) In the spring of 1995 the main Nightingale mine workings were investigated, and on each subsequent trip, workings were examined one by one in a northerly direction.(13) The airport was near the gulf and, therefore, somewhat protected from the northerly winds and low visibility.(14) Snow slurries were expected to leave the region shivering today, with the promise of raw northerly winds, possibly gale force, blowing into tomorrow.(15) The path runs from the A4 Marlborough-Beckhampton road by the Thames water pumping station at Clatford and runs in a northerly direction to Manton House Stables.(16) We were filming the last sunset of the last century from Britain's most northerly RAF base, Saxa Vord.
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