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northerly (wind)

Definition:

a wind that blows from the north

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

northerlies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

bise | mistral | tramontane

Etymology:

north + -erly (as in easterly)
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of northerly...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

North wind

a wind that originates in the north and blows south. The north wind has had historical and literal significance, since it often signals cold weather and seasonal change in the Northern hemisphere. In Greek mythology, Boreas was the god of the north... (42 of 492 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/North wind

Cambridge Dictionary:

north [entry 2] | north wind | North | N [abbreviation] | Nth [British] | No [United States]

in or forming the north part of something | "north wind": a wind coming from the north (16 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/north 2

Wiktionary:

north wind | north winds [plural] | northwind | northerly [synonym]

A wind blowing from the north. (6 of 35 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/north wind

Collins Dictionary:

norther [mainly Southern US]

a wind or storm from the north (7 of 188 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/norther

Oxford Dictionary:

norther

Syllabification: (north·er) | [United States] | a strong cold north wind blowing in autumn and winter over Texas, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. (22 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/norther

norther [United States]

a strong cold north wind blowing in autumn and winter over Texas, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico (18 of 37 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/norther

Random House Dictionary:

norther | northerner [sense-specific]

[Texas, Oklahoma] a cold gale from the north, formed during the winter by a vigorous outbreak of continental polar air behind a cold front. | a wind ... (26 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/norther

New World Dictionary:

norther [United States]

a storm or strong wind from the north; especially, a cold wind in the area of or about the Gulf of Mexico or of the Southwestern plains (27 of 29 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/norther

Merriam-Webster:

norther

a strong north wind | a storm with north winds (9 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/norther

American Heritage Dictionary:

norther

A sudden cold gale coming from the north. (8 of 9 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/norther

Macmillan British Dictionary:

northerly

towards or in the north ; a northerly wind blows from the north (13 of 44 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/northerly

Britannica Encyclopedia:

wind [meteorology]

in climatology, the movement of air relative to the surface of the Earth. Winds play a significant role in determining and controlling climate and ... (24 of 548 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/644958​/wind

Columbia Encyclopedia:

wind | Beaufort's scale | anemometer

flow of air relative to the earth's surface. A wind is named according to the point of the compass from which it blows, e.g., a wind blowing from the ... (29 of 36 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/weather​/A​0852420​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

norther [United States] | northers [plural]

a very cold wind or storm that suddenly appears from the north (12 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683834​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Merriam-Webster:

northerly [entry 1, adjective, adverb]

First use: 1551

Origin: north + -erly (as in easterly)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/northerly

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

northerly | northerlies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "northerly"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/northerly

norther [mainly Southern US]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "norther"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/norther

Cambridge Dictionary:

northerly [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "northerly"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "northerly"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northerly 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

northerly

Audio: British English pronunciation of "northerly"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/northerly

Macmillan American Dictionary:

northerly

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northerly"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/northerly

the Free Dictionary:

northerly

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "northerly"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "northerly"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "northerly" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/northerly

norther

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "norther"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "norther"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "norther" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/norther

Google Dictionary:

northerly | northerlies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "northerly"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=northerly

norther | northers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "norther"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=norther

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

northerly

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northerly"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=northe​13 word=northerly

norther

Audio: North American pronunciation of "norther"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=northe​12 word=norther

YourDictionary Audio:

northerly

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "northerly" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/northerly

norther

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "norther"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/norther

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