westerly Definition

  • 1moving or situated towards the west
  • 2a wind blowing from the west

Using westerly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "westerly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ship sailed in a westerly direction.

  • Example

    A westerly wind was blowing strongly.

  • Example

    The westerly part of the city is known for its beautiful sunsets.

westerly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for westerly

Antonyms for westerly

Phrases with westerly

  • winds blowing from the west


    The westerly winds brought cooler temperatures to the region.

  • a path or direction that leads towards the west


    The airplane took a westerly course across the Pacific Ocean.

  • the westernmost point of a landmass or territory


    Cape Finisterre is the westerly point of Spain.


Summary: westerly in Brief

The term 'westerly' [ˈwɛstərli] refers to something moving or situated towards the west, such as a westerly wind. It can also be used as a noun to describe a wind blowing from the west. Examples include 'The ship sailed in a westerly direction' and 'A westerly wind was blowing strongly.' Phrases like 'westerly course' and 'westerly point' denote paths or directions leading towards the west.