northeast

adverb
north·​east | \ nȯrth-ˈēst How to pronounce northeast (audio) , nautical nȯr-ˈēst How to pronounce northeast (audio) \

Definition of northeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to, toward, or in the northeast

northeast

adjective

Definition of northeast (Entry 2 of 3)

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

northeast

noun

Definition of northeast (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : 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 in a Sentence

Adverb It's a few miles northeast of here. We left the city and headed northeast. Adjective My office is in the northeast corner of the building. Noun A mountain range is in the northeast of the country. Parts of the Northeast were hit hard by the storm. I grew up in the Northeast. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The system is expected to move west then west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph in an area east and northeast of the Leeward Islands. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2022 The fire began Friday in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the small community of Midpines, roughly a 9-mile drive northeast of the county seat, the town of Mariposa, state fire officials said. Jason Hanna And Rebekah Riess, CNN, 23 July 2022 Dangerous winds picked up again in Northern New Mexico on Sunday after a brief period of relative calm had allowed firefighters to cut fire lines to contain a massive wildfire east and northeast of Santa Fe. Harold Maass, The Week, 9 May 2022 Ukraine has also continued to make successful but limited counterattacks to the east and northeast of Kyiv, the ministry said. Nebi Qena And Yuras Karmanau, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Apr. 2022 The higher values will be to the east and northeast of Dallas, which has resulted in a Heat Advisory through 8 p.m. tonight. Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2021 The narrow river canyon east of Salem and northeast of Mehama, often known as the North Fork, has been closed to visitors since March, following extensive damage from the Beachie Creek Fire. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021 Monday, Danielle was almost 1,000 miles away from land in the northern Atlantic Ocean and moving northeast at 7 mph. Keven Lerner, Sun Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2022 Saturday, Colin was located 50 miles south of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and moving northeast at 8 mph with tropical-storm force winds extending 70 miles southeast of its center. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 2 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The spongy moth landed in Steuben County — the northeast corner of the state where Indiana abuts Michigan and Ohio — in 1998. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Sep. 2022 Watch for Muscadine Place subdivision to be developed at the northeast corner of Baldwin County 20 and Hickory Street in Foley, according to city planning. Kathy Jumper, al, 18 Sep. 2022 How much the Bailey family paid for the property that stretches across the northeast corner of Wayne County and the southwest corner of Richland County remains somewhat in dispute. Ray Long, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2022 But moments later, all that could be heard was the section of Gamecocks fans sitting in the lower northeast corner. Arkansas Online, 17 Sep. 2022 Gerardo purchased the lot on the northeast corner of Third and Buchanan streets in 1925 and constructed several businesses. Donna Reiner, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2022 The concrete pavers in the food truck area in the northeast corner are actually pieces of concrete from the old stadium. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 Last week the 7-Eleven on the northeast corner sold gas at $3.62 per gallon while the Mobil on the northwest corner sold gas for $3.89 and the Chevron on the southeast corner sold gas for $3.99. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 17 Aug. 2022 The Intermountain Healthcare subsidiary owns all but a handful of parcels on the northeast corner of the Sears block, which are occupied by the restaurant known as Sapa, a bar called Purgatory and a retail business, Retrospect Water & Light. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Former President Trump drew more than 6,000 fans for a rally Saturday evening in this industrial northeast Ohio city — and mocked venture capitalist J.D. Vance, his pick in the state’s surprisingly tight U.S. Senate race, in the process. al, 18 Sep. 2022 Teryn Johnson was fatally shot in northeast Philadelphia shortly before 9 pm. Claire Cardona, NBC News, 17 Sep. 2022 Former President Trump drew more than 6,000 fans for a rally Saturday evening in this industrial northeast Ohio city — and mocked venture capitalist J.D. Vance, his pick in the state’s surprisingly tight U.S. Senate race, in the process. Freddy Brewster, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2022 The founder of North America’s largest independent moving company and his wife donated 128 acres in June, doubling the size of Springdale Regional Park, which is located along the Potomac River in northeast Loudoun County. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2022 However, heavy winds have continued the fire’s spread to the north and northeast, fire officials said. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 11 Sep. 2022 Saturday's sighting was reported shortly after 6 p.m. in northeast Simi Valley, said Simi Valley Police Department Sgt. Staff Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2022 Simpson finished third in the primary election for an open northeast Anchorage House seat with 22% of the vote. Sean Maguire, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2022 The saga unfolded over several hours in northeast Mississippi Saturday morning. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of northeast

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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More Definitions for northeast

northeast

adverb
north·​east | \ nȯrth-ˈēst How to pronounce northeast (audio) \

Kids Definition of northeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

northeast

adjective

Kids Definition of northeast (Entry 2 of 3)

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

northeast

noun

Kids Definition of northeast (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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