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northerly

adjective uk   /ˈnɔː.ðəl.i/  us   /ˈnɔːr.ðɚ.li/
towards or in the north: They walked in a northerly direction across the desert. There are plans to build a hotel on the most northerly point of the island.northerly wind a wind that comes from the north

northerly

noun [C] uk   /ˈnɔː.ðəl.i/  us   /ˈnɔːr.ðɚ.li/
a wind that comes from the north
Translations of “northerly”
in Korean 북쪽에 있는, 북쪽을 향한…
in Arabic بِاتجاه الشمال…
in Portuguese do/para o norte…
in Catalan del/cap al nord…
in Japanese 北の, 北への…
in Italian settentrionale, del nord…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向北的, 在北方的…
in Russian северный…
in Turkish kuzeyde, kuzeye doğru, kuzeye ait…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向北的, 在北方的…
in Polish północny, z północy…
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