westerly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj westerly moving toward the west "westbound pioneers"
    • adj westerly of wind; from the west
    • adv westerly from the west "the wind blew westerly"
    • adv westerly toward the west "we began to steer away westerly"- Daniel Defoe"
    • n westerly the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Westerly Of or pertaining to the west; toward the west; coming from the west; western.
    • adv Westerly Toward the west; westward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • westerly Having a generally westward direction; proceeding or directed mainly toward the west: as, a westerly current or course; the westerly trend of a mountain-chain.
    • westerly Situated toward the west; lying to the westward: as, the westerly parts of a country.
    • westerly Looking toward the west: as, a westerly exposure.
    • westerly Coming from the general direction
    • westerly To the westward; in a westerly direction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Westerly lying or moving towards west: from the west
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Quotations

  • Joseph Conrad
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    “The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. west (Fr. ouest, Ice. vestr); prob. conn. with Ice. vist, abode, L. vesper, Gr. hespera.

Usage

In literature:

Rightfully ascribing this disappointment to an error in his longitude, he proceeded on a westerly course once more.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
The rays of the westering sun beat upon the sides directly opposite our point of observation, and the colours seemed to leap from the rock.
"The White Waterfall" by James Francis Dwyer
But it don't look like lettin' up, and this is the worst possible shore in a sou'wester.
"The Cruise of the Dazzler" by Jack London
It cleared away at noon; the broken ice of the day and night previous, is mostly driven down the lake by westerly winds.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Our camp to-night is on the westerly side of the most southeasterly bay of the lake.
"The Discovery of Yellowstone Park" by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
My suit of brown twill, red flannel shirt, boots, and sou'wester, with ear muffs attached, were ready for me before the heaviest winter storm.
"The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
Finally, he squinted toward the westering sun.
"The Lost Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
Twenty-five miles west from Lethbridge Bay is a projecting point from which the coast takes a north-westerly direction.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
Now, about midnight, she had got quietly under way, and was steaming steadily in a nor'-westerly direction.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
Next day I parted company with my timid companion, turning more westerly in the direction of my uncle's seat.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
My name is Wester Thomas.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
A small hill of Jerusalem, in a westerly direction, and not far from Mount Moriah.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
He rode back through the westering shadows vaguely uneasy in his mind.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
They were now about wholly to quit the land, and to venture in a north-westerly direction on the Frozen Sea.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850" by Various
The besiegers, however, had disappeared, and a westerly march was taken up.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
A bullet ploughed through his hair, and sent his sou'wester flying.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
A number of small patches lie westerly from the Outer Shoal and close to Monhegan Island.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
The chain is of considerable extent, and presents three grand peaks, of which the most westerly one is the largest.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The westerly winds and stormy weather continuing gave me no reason to repent of my determination.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
But at the beginning of October, the tops of the hills were again covered with new-fallen snow, the wind continuing westerly.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
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In poetry:

The rainy Pleiads wester,
Orion plunges prone,
The stroke of midnight ceases
And I lie down alone.
"The Rainy Pleiads Wester" by A E Housman
The rainy Pleiads wester,
And seek beyond the sea
The head that I shall dream of
That will not dream of me.
"The Rainy Pleiads Wester" by A E Housman
On the shrine Helena builded
To keep the Christ coat well,
On minster tower and kloster cross,
The westering sunshine fell.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Rise and dance
In the westering sun
While the urge of youthful years is yet unsubdued!
What avails to lament after one's hair has turned white
like silken threads?
"Before The Cask of Wine" by Li Po
Her eyes were filled with sudden strange alarms;
She heard the westering waters change and chime;
She heard the distant tumult of her arms
Defeated, not by courage, but by Time.
"The Phantom Fleet" by Alfred Noyes
No white young day like hope smiles in yon east,
Or, westering, cleaves wild-omened scarlet glooms;
No frosty breezes wreathe your woods in mist;
No breaker o’er Heaven’s glassy ocean booms.
"Your Place Is Heaven, A Stormless Nightless Home?" by Thomas Runciman

In news:

There's an energy that exists inside Ella's Fine Food and Drink in Westerly, and it's kind of contagious.
Firefighters battle Westerly apartment house fire.
Westerly — Firefighters from Westerly and Pawcatuck are battling a fire tonight in a three-story apartment house at 51 Granite St.
Documentary Directed by: Cynthia Hill, Charles Thompson Starring: Don Candelario Gonzalez Morena, Don Willibaldo Gomez, Len Wester.
The Malted Barley in Westerly.
The Malted Barley in Westerly Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video The Day newspaper.
Has partnered with the town of Westerly, R.I.
I t is a long tradition at Westerly High School for classes celebrating their 50th anniversary of graduation to donate a gift to the school.
The Malted Barley in Westerly .
Westerly Wind Burst in a Cake Pan.
Tolman's Homlin Taylor returns an interception behind a convoy of teammates during Friday's 6-0 playoff win over Westerly .
Another local musical act on the rise, Westerly , an alternative rock and country band, features Kory Nagler, a 2002 Sequim High School graduate, on guitar, keys and vocals.
Orientate, Westerly Breeze at Churchill Downs.
Westerly Breeze works for Juvenile, Lukas preps Day Trader and Orientate.
We will see even warmer temperatures as we continue with a westerly flow.
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In science:

Weidem ¨uller and Roland Wester, private communication. 14C.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
A westerly wind (blowing west-to-east) over the equator cannot be created from an atmosphere initially at rest simply by moving air parcels from other regions of the atmosphere, since the maximum angular momentum available is that at the equator.
Benchmark experiments with global climate models applicable to extra-solar gas giant planets in the shallow atmosphere approximation
Because of the thermal structure of the atmosphere , these upper-level westerlies concentrate in narrow tubes of very strong winds up to 80 m · s−1 , the Jet Streams.
Coriolis force in Geophysics: an elementary introduction and examples
More generally, Rossby waves in the atmosphere are guided by strong westerlies.
Coriolis force in Geophysics: an elementary introduction and examples
For instance, for the most southerly and westerly of the four points, the mean track derived from the 1000km length-scale lies to the right of the mean track derived from the shorter length-scales.
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
It follows that the only possible impediment to the movement of k ′ in a north-westerly direction until it actually reaches the kth column, is the existence of another k ′ to its immediate left, that is in T0 of (3.32) or (3.34), we have d = k ′ .
Bijective Proofs of Shifted Tableau and Alternating Sign Matrix Identities
The fact that the strictly north property applies to the reverse jeu de taquin follows from a consideration of the following diagram in which a k ′ south westerly path meets a preceding west–east path, indicated by means of boldface entries, passing from p to q through the positions of a and b.
Bijective Proofs of Shifted Tableau and Alternating Sign Matrix Identities
It still remains to be shown that by means of the above moves of k in a north-westerly direction it actually reaches the kth column.
Bijective Proofs of Shifted Tableau and Alternating Sign Matrix Identities
Eisenman I., L. Yu, E. Tziperman (2005) Westerly Wind Bursts: ENSO’s tail rather than the dog?, J.
The joint influence of topography and atmosphere on the meridional transport fluctuations in the Southern Ocean and its link with the ENSO events
Thanks to work of Niccol`o Moggi and William Wester, I can show in Figure 2 a few example (y , (cid:126)p⊥ ) displays of events recorded by the CDF Collaboration in Run 2 at the Tevatron, in ¯pp collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.
Looking into Particle Production at the Large Hadron Collider
I thank Niccol`o Moggi and William Wester for the example event displays from CDF Run 2, and the CDF QCD convenors, Christina Mesropian and Sasha Pranko, for permission to include them in this presentation.
Looking into Particle Production at the Large Hadron Collider
This corresponds to a background flow consisting of a uniform westerly flow.
Interactions of point vortices in the Zabusky-McWilliams model with a background flow
An inertial boundary current occurs when a uniform westerly flow from x = ∞ encounters a straight north-south boundary at x = 0.
Interactions of point vortices in the Zabusky-McWilliams model with a background flow
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