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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -er-lee]
    • /ˈwɛð ər li/
    • /ˈwe.ðərl.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er-lee]
    • /ˈwɛð ər li/

Definitions of weatherly word

  • adjective weatherly (of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled. 1
  • noun weatherly (of a boat) able to sail close to the wind without drifting much to leeward. 1
  • adjective weatherly (of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze 0
  • adjective weatherly that can sail close to the wind with very little drift to leeward 0
  • adjective weatherly (nautical) (of a sailing vessel) able to sail close to the wind with little leeway. 0

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Origin of weatherly

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; weather + -ly

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Parts of speech for Weatherly


weatherly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weatherly usage trend in Literature

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