What is the difference between westerly and west?

westerly | west |

Westerly is a derived term of west.


As adjectives the difference between westerly and west

is that westerly is situated in the west while west is situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.

As adverbs the difference between westerly and west

is that westerly is towards the west while west is towards the west; westwards.

As nouns the difference between westerly and west

is that westerly is a westerly wind or storm while west is one of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.

As a verb west is

to move to the west; (of the sun) to set.

westerly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated in the west.
  • (of wind) Coming from the west.
  • Synonyms

    * ponent

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the west.
  • Usage notes

    Used by Land Surveyors when they do not want to be specific (not Astronomic West)

    Noun

    (westerlies)
  • A westerly wind or storm.
  • Synonyms

    * zephyr English contranyms

    west

    English

    (wikipedia west)

    Noun

    (-)
  • One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox.
  • Derived terms

    * north-northwest * northwest * south-southwest * southwest * west by north * west by south * wester * westerly * western * westerner * westing * westward * westwardly * westwards

    Coordinate terms

    * (compass point) east, north, south

    Adjective

  • Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
  • (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
  • Of or pertaining to the west; western.
  • From the West; occidental.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • Towards the west; westwards.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move to the west; (of the sun) to set.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.prologue:
  • Foure times his place he shifted hath in sight, / And twice has risen, where he now doth West', / And ' wested twice, where he ought rise aright.

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