easterly vs eastern what difference

what is difference between easterly and eastern

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


English

Etymology

From Middle English esturne, esterne, from Old English ēasterne (eastern), from Proto-Germanic *austrōnijaz (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-ro- (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- (dawn, east). Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German ōstrōni (eastern), Old Norse austrœnn (eastern).

Morphologically east +‎ -ern.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiːstən/
  • Rhymes: -iːstə(ɹ)n

Adjective

eastern (comparative more eastern, superlative most eastern)

  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25,
      While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  2. (of a wind) Blowing from the east; easterly.
  3. (loosely) Oriental.

Derived terms

  • easternmost
  • Eastern Norway

Translations

See also

  • northern
  • southern
  • western
  • northeastern
  • southeastern
  • southwestern
  • northwestern

Anagrams

  • Earnest, Saetern, Tareens, earnest, estrane, nearest, renates, sterane

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