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ˈwɛs tər liwest·er·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing westerly, westerlyadjective

    the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth

  2. westerly, westernadjective

    of wind; from the west

  3. westbound, westerly, westwardadverb

    moving toward the west

    "westbound pioneers"

  4. westerlyadverb

    toward the west

    "we began to steer away westerly"- Daniel Defoe

  5. westerlyadverb

    from the west

    "the wind blew westerly"


  1. westerlynoun

    A westerly wind or storm.

  2. westerlyadverb

    Towards the west.

  3. westerlyadjective

    Situated in the west.

  4. westerlyadjective

    Coming from the west.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Westerlyadjective

    of or pertaining to the west; toward the west; coming from the west; western

  2. Westerlyadverb

    toward the west; westward


  1. Westerly

    Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1669 by John Babcock, it is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,787 at the 2010 census. The town is part of the Norwich-New London New England City and Town Area. On the western border of Westerly flows the Pawcatuck River, once renowned for its own species of Westerly salmon, three of which are on the town's crest. The Pawcatuck River flows from some fifteen miles inland, emptying into Little Narragansett Bay. The Pawcatuck River also serves as the boundary between Westerly and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Along the coast of Westerly lie salt ponds, which serve as shallow reeflike pools, whose outer walls form the long, white beaches for which the town became renowned. From west to east, these ponds are called Maschaug Pond, Winnapaug Pond, and Quonochontaug Pond. The town also has a fresh water lake, Chapman's Pond, which is undergoing revitalization. A type of granite, known as Westerly granite, has long been quarried here. Westerly granite, ideal for statuary, has been used in numerous government buildings of several states along the eastern seaboard. The Westerly area was known for its granite and stone-cutting industry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of westerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of westerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • за́падный, за́падный ве́терRussian
  • за́хіднийUkrainian

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