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northeast

[nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-eest] /ˌnɔrθˈist; Nautical ˌnɔrˈist/
noun
1.
a point on the compass midway between north and east.
Abbreviation: NE.
2.
a region in this direction.
3.
the Northeast, 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
950
before 950; Middle English, Old English; see north, east
Related forms
northeastern, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for northeastern

northeast

/ˌnɔːθˈiːst; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːst/
noun
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
adjective
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
adverb
6.
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northeast
NE
Derived Forms
northeasternmost, adjective

Northeast

/ˌnɔːθˈiːst/
noun
1.
the Northeast, the northeastern part of England, esp Northumberland, Durham, and the Tyneside area
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Word Origin and History for northeastern

northeast

Old English norð east; see north + east. Related: Northeasterly (1743).

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