What does the word easterly mean?

Usage examples for easterly

  1. These easterly storms allers brings the rheumatiz into my legs. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. The junk was heading straight for the group, running before a light easterly breeze which would probably give her a speed of about three knots, and in the course of the next three hours she would be close enough to enable her crew to see the bungalow, the existence of which it was impossible to conceal, built as it was high up on the hill- side with a passage through the reef immediately opposite it. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  3. The other runs beyond the county line and it is not on our maps; it takes an easterly course for nearly twenty miles, terminating at the river. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch