easterly

[ˈiːstəlɪ], [ˈiːstəlɪ], [ˈiː_s_t_ə_l_ɪ]

Definitions of easterly:

  1.   Coming from the eastward: looking toward the east. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   On the east: toward the east. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Situated, or moving towards, the sunrise: in the direction of the sunrise. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Coming from the east; moving towards the east; situated or looking toward the east. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   On the east: in an easterly direction. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Situated toward the east; looking toward the east. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   Toward, or from, the east. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   In the direction of east. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for easterly:

  1. The day cold and fair with a high easterly wind: we were visited by two Indians who gave us an account of the country and people near the Rocky mountains where they had been. – Meriwether Lewis

Usage examples for easterly:

  1. Here we strike in a north- easterly direction to Yakutsk by means of horse- sleighs. ” – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  2. The Guadalaviar, or Turia, rises on the north side of the Muela de San Juan, and descending rapidly, flows eastward past Albarracin and Teruel; at which latter town it turns abruptly southwards till it enters the province of Valencia, where it again takes a more easterly course, flowing with ever- diminished stream through the rich garden of Valencia, at which city it falls into the Mediterranean, with water which, except in time of flood, scarcely rises above the ankle. ” – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  3. “ I had got up to within fifteen rods and as good luck would have it, the bears turned from an easterly course around to the northwest. ” – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  4. During the fight the vessels had been moving in a north- easterly direction, and although the Russians were unaware of the fact, Her Majesty's ships had therefore continued in their course. ” – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  5. Another strong fort, by means of which the Delta was held and overawed, seems to have been Zan or Tanis, now San, situated on what was called the Tanitic branch of the Nile, the next most easterly branch to the Pelusiac. ” – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  6. At length, even on an easterly course we could not keep it longer in view, but got involved in a scrub on soft red sand. ” – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  7. The Ebro has its rise from the source, Fontibre, in the province of Santander, and takes a south- easterly course of 466 miles, through the provinces of Santander, Burgos, Navarre, and Aragon, almost parallel with the Pyrenees, till it falls into the Mediterranean, through a sandy delta stretching some fifteen miles into the sea below Amposta. ” – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  8. Great nuisance to think about if the weather's fine, Denville; but when it's a cold, easterly wind, or one's gout's bad, I often feel as if I shouldn't mind being tucked up comfortably. ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. We had now however reached their termination northwards, but they continued in an easterly direction until they were totally lost in the dark mass of scrub that covered and surrounded them, not one being of sufficient height to break the line of the horizon. ” – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  10. Without meeting with any accident, we reached the Downs, where we were obliged to come to an anchor, and wait for an easterly wind to carry us out of the Channel. ” – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett

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