What does the word southerly mean?

Usage examples for southerly

  1. To reach the latter we should have to walk about a mile, he informed me; so, having paused for a minute or two to get our breath after our unwonted exertions, we struck inland, passing over the spur of the hill on our right and dipping down into a shallow valley, along which we passed, steering a southerly course for a pair of steep, lofty hills, the summits of which were within half a mile of each other. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. The importance of the campaign on the Niagara frontier history is sufficient for us to include again Champlain's account of it: We made about fourteen leagues in crossing to the other side of the Lake, in a southerly direction, towards the territories of the enemy. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  3. He kept the Sky Wagon on a southerly course until Seaford passed below, to keep the houseboaters from thinking the plane's sole interest had been in them. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine