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1northeast

adverb north·east \nrth-ˈēst, nautical nr-ˈēst\

: to or toward the northeast

Full Definition of NORTHEAST

:  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.

First Known Use of NORTHEAST

before 12th century

2northeast

adjective

: located in or toward the northeast

: coming from the northeast

Full Definition of NORTHEAST

1
:  coming from the northeast <a northeast wind>
2
:  situated toward or at the northeast <the northeast corner>

Examples of NORTHEAST

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

First Known Use of NORTHEAST

before 12th century

3northeast

noun

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

First Known Use of NORTHEAST

12th century
NORTHEAST Defined for Kids

1northeast

adverb north·east \nrth-ˈēst\

Definition of NORTHEAST for Kids

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

2northeast

adjective

Definition of NORTHEAST for Kids

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

3northeast

noun

Definition of NORTHEAST for Kids

1
:  the direction between north and east
2
cap :  regions or countries northeast of a point that is mentioned or understood
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