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Adjective: northerly  nor-dhu(r)-lee
  1. Oriented toward the north
    "going in a northerly direction";
    - northern
  2. Coming from the north; used especially of wind
    "the winds are northerly";
    - northern
Noun: northerly  nor-dhu(r)-lee
  1. A wind that blows from the north
    - north wind, norther, boreas
Adverb: northerly  nor-dhu(r)-lee
  1. In a northern direction
    - north, northwards, northward

Derived forms: northerlies

See also: north

Type of: air current, current of air, wind

Encyclopedia: Northerly