World English Dictionary
northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːst)
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
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
6.  in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northeast

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