[ US /ˈistɝɫi/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːstəli/ ]
  1. lying in or toward the east
    the east side of New York
    eastern cities
  2. from the east; used especially of winds
    an eastern wind
    the winds are easterly
  1. from the east
    the winds blew easterly all night
  1. a wind from the east
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How To Use easterly In A Sentence

  • Current conditions out of the airport, the very last hour, reporting north-northeasterly winds at 40 miles an hour with gusts to 73 miles an hour. CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Singapore Airlines 747 Crashes in Taiwan; No Fatalities Reported - October 31, 2000
  • There was indeed a ship headed in the direction of Dolphin which was still on her southeasterly tack while Indefatigable was now headed northwest.
  • With a very strong easterly wind continuing to blow across the province fishing operations were very much restricted.
  • They were heading in a south-easterly direction from New Orleans, Louisiana, following the Mississippi river towards the Gulf of Mexico.
  • I've come to the most easterly point in North America in the hope of having an up close and personal experience with whales. Margie Goldsmith: A Close Encounter with New Foundland's Humpbacks
  • They found ‘high’ sulphur levels in some tree species from 20 to 40 miles in a north-easterly direction from Sudbury.
  • The Borneons, from being so harassed by these pirates, call the easterly wind 'the pirate wind.' The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy
  • These studies also show that birds using easterly coastal flyways in the fall return by more westerly central routes in spring.
  • Just before the 19.30 sets off in a north-easterly direction from King's Cross, she'll be standing on the door trying to keep order.
  • The walks depart in a south-easterly direction to Mount Leinster, which, if the weather continues to remain fine will offer wonderful views of the Galtees, Slievenamon and the Wicklow Mountains.
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