east•er•lyPronunciation: (ē'stur-lē), [key]
—adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
moving, directed, or situated toward the east: an easterly course.
(esp. of a wind) coming from the east: an easterly gale.
toward the east.
from the east.
a wind that blows from the east.
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