easter vs easterly what difference

what is difference between easter and easterly

English

Etymology

Old English eastera, eastra. Compare norther, souther, wester.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiː.stə/

Adjective

easter (comparative more easter, superlative most easter)

  1. (now regional) Eastern. [from 8th c.]
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 57:
      In the mean while, as our apartment was a corner one, and looked both east and north, I ran to the easter casement to look after Drummond.

Derived terms

  • easterly
  • Easter Ross

Related terms

  • wester

References

  • “easter” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Anagrams

  • Eastre, Teresa, aretes, arsete, arêtes, asteer, earset, eaters, ratees, reseat, saeter, seater, staree, sæter, teares, teaser, teresa


English

Etymology

easter +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiː.stə.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈiː.stɚ.li/

Noun

easterly (plural easterlies)

  1. (meteorology) Any persistent wind from the east (usually applied to broad currents or belts of easterly winds).

Translations

See also

  • equatorial easterly
  • tropical easterly
  • polar easterly

Adjective

easterly (comparative more easterly, superlative most easterly)

  1. Facing the east; directed towards the east.
    an easterly course or voyage
  2. Located towards the east.
    the easterly side of a lake
  3. Coming from the east.
    an easterly wind

Synonyms

  • eastly

Derived terms

  • easterliness

Translations

Adverb

easterly (comparative more easterly, superlative most easterly)

  1. In an eastward direction or position; towards the east.
  2. From the east.

Synonyms

  • eastly

Anagrams

  • tresayle

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