What does Easterly mean?

Definitions for Easterly
ˈi stər lieast·er·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Easterly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. east wind, easter, easterlyadjective

    a wind from the east

  2. easterly, easternadjective

    lying in or toward the east

    "the east side of New York"; "eastern cities"

  3. easterly, easternadverb

    from the east; used especially of winds

    "an eastern wind"; "the winds are easterly"

  4. easterlyadverb

    from the east

    "the winds blew easterly all night"


  1. easterlynoun

    Any persistent wind from the east (usually applied to broad currents or belts of easterly winds).

  2. easterlyadverb

    In an eastward direction or position; towards the east.

  3. easterlyadverb

    From the east.

  4. easterlyadjective

    Facing the east; directed towards the east.

  5. easterlyadjective

    Located towards the east.

  6. easterlyadjective

    Coming from the east.

  7. Etymology: Probably from easter + -ly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Easterlyadjective

    Etymology: from East.

    When the easterly winds or breezes are kept off by some high mountains from the vallies, whereby the air, wanting motion, doth become exceeding unhealthful. Walter Raleigh.

    These give us a view of the most easterly, southerly, and westerly parts of England. John Graunt, Bills of Mortality.

    Water he chuses clear, light, without taste or smell, drawn not from snow, but from springs with an easterly exposition. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. easterly

    Easterly refers to a direction, wind or weather pattern that originates from the east. It can also refer to something that is situated or moving towards the east.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easterlyadjective

    coming from the east; as, it was easterly wind

  2. Easterlyadjective

    situated, directed, or moving toward the east; as, the easterly side of a lake; an easterly course or voyage

  3. Easterlyadverb

    toward, or in the direction of, the east

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Easterly is ranked #12593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Easterly surname appeared 2,458 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Easterly.

    85.1% or 2,092 total occurrences were White.
    10.5% or 258 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 48 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 38 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Easterly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Easterly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Easterly in a Sentence

  1. Julie Murray:

    This area, Landaff and Easton, is about 5 miles away from where Maura’s car was found, and it's in the easterly direction, the direction she was headed. The other encouraging point to this news is the fact that this was the focal point of a very early search back in May of 2004 from a local tip that stated a local saw a ‘young person running or moving quickly’ along that stretch of road. So for all of those reasons, this is really encouraging news from her family.

  2. Christopher Krebs:

    Kim doesn't see R or D, red or blue, jen Easterly's committed to delivering democracy for the nation. Everyone wins here.

  3. Kay Ivey:

    This is for their safety and well-being, as well as for the safety and well-being of locals who are working to prepare their communities in the event Hurricane Delta tracks more easterly.

  4. Phil Klotzbach:

    The latitude at which easterly waves come off of the coast of Africa tends to shift northward over the next couple of months, so getting systems coming off of the coast at 8-10 ° N is fairly common for this time of year.

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Translations for Easterly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • восто́чный, восто́чный ве́терRussian
  • схі́дний ві́тер, схі́днийUkrainian

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