What does the word westerly mean?

Usage examples for westerly

  1. We left Sukharno on the morning of April 6, in a strong north- westerly gale accompanied by driving snow, but later in the day the sky brightened and we forged ahead as rapidly as rough sea ice would permit. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  2. A single day's ride in a westerly direction would carry the traveller clear of all these, and launch him at once into the labyrinth of swamps and woods, that stretched away for hundreds of miles before him. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. My companion was seated where the detective, Marden, had sat, in a chair near the westerly window, and I lay back in the armchair that had been occupied by West. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer