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northeast

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adverb north·east \nȯrth-ˈēst, nautical nȯr-ˈēst\

Simple Definition of northeast

  • : to or toward the northeast

Full Definition of northeast

  1. :  to, toward, or in the northeast

Examples of northeast

  1. It's a few miles northeast of here.

  2. We left the city and headed northeast.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century


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northeast

adjective north·east

Simple Definition of northeast

  • : located in or toward the northeast

  • : coming from the northeast

Full Definition of northeast

  1. 1 :  coming from the northeast <a northeast wind>

  2. 2 :  situated toward or at the northeast <the northeast corner>

Examples of northeast

  1. My office is in the northeast corner of the building.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century


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northeast

noun north·east

Simple Definition of northeast

  • : the direction between north and east

  • the northeast : the northeastern part of a country or region; especially : the northeastern part of the U.S.

Full Definition of northeast

  1. 1 a :  the general direction between north and east b :  the point midway between the north and east compass points

  2. 2 capitalized :  regions or countries lying to the northeast of a specified or implied point of orientation

Examples of northeast

  1. A mountain range is in the northeast of the country.

  2. Parts of the Northeast were hit hard by the storm.

  3. I grew up in the Northeast.



12th Century

First Known Use of northeast

12th century



NORTHEAST Defined for Kids

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northeast

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adverb north·east \nȯrth-ˈēst\

Definition of northeast

  1. :  to or toward the direction between north and east <We headed northeast.>




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northeast

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adjective north·east

Definition of northeast

  1. :  placed toward, facing, or coming from the northeast <the northeast part of a state>




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northeast

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noun north·east

Definition of northeast

  1. 1 :  the direction between north and east

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries northeast of a point that is mentioned or understood





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