northeast

[nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-eest]
noun
1.
a point on the compass midway between north and east. Abbreviation: NE
2.
a region in this direction.
3.
the northeastern part of the United States.
adverb
4.
toward or in the northeast: sailing northeast.
adjective
5.
coming from the northeast: a northeast wind.
6.
directed toward the northeast: a northeast course.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English, Old English; see north, east

northeastern, adjective
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northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːst)
 
n
1.  the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45° clockwise from north
2.  (often capital) the northeast any area lying in or towards this direction
 
adj
3.  (sometimes capital) of or denoting the northeastern part of a specified country, area, etc: northeast Lincolnshire
4.  situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the northeast
5.  (esp of the wind) from the northeast
 
adv
6.  in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northeast
 
north'easternmost
 
adj

Northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst)
 
n
the Northeast the northeastern part of England, esp Northumberland, Durham, and the Tyneside area

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It was a very popular instrument in the northeastern part of china.
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Originally chongjin was only a small fishing village, located in northeastern
  korea.
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