northerly northerly  /ˈnɔr ðər li/


  1. (n) a wind that blows from the north
  2. (adj) situated in or oriented toward the north
  3. (adj) coming from the north; used especially of wind
  4. (adv) in a northern direction


  1. For centuries, a northerly known as the Kaskazi would fill the lateen sails of Arab dhows traveling in pursuit of Africa's riches.
  2. When kicked up by a strong northerly wind, the dust became a severe irritant, smoking the insurgents out of their caves.
  3. The Shetland Islands may be the most northerly part of Britain, but from January to March, they're ruled by Vikings.


  1. Cameron Diaz Flips Off the Paparazzi—Again!

    Cameron Diaz continues to let her finger do the talking. For the second time in less than a week, the 40-year-old actress subtly pointed in a northerly direction while shooting her...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. UPDATE: Ox Cart Fire

    SAGUACHE COUNTY — There is currently increased activity on the Ox Cart Fire, according to a Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) press release. The fire is spreading primarily in a northerly direction.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Valley Courier

  3. Brian F. Westrin: 'There is no finer place than Michigan'

    The most vivid and Michigan-centric memories of my childhood seem to involve my late father, some vigorous feat of strength or endurance, in some northerly clime that could only be found in Michigan.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Eaton Rapids Community News

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  1. "As Canadians we always look to the North for the true definition of our country," Harper said. "This past year, I visited our Canadian Forces and public service personnel at Alert on Ellesmere Island, the most northerly human habitation on...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Stephen Harper Source: National Post

  2. "They are indeed moving northward in their range boundaries," said researcher Benjamin Zuckerberg, whose Ph.D. dissertation included the study. "But the real signal came out with some of the northerly species that are more common in Canada...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Mark Zuckerberg Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "Marasco should have flogged Pompeii Ruler in the Australian Cup in the autumn, and I think this horse truly is untapped when it comes to potential - he could be better than trainer Fred Kersley's former horse Northerly," Morrissey said.
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Morrissey Source: Daily Telegraph

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