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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The wall of the missing has become a key landmark in Surfside, a tiny Florida beach town northeast of Miami. Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2021 State police said Brittain was from McRae, a small town about 15 miles northeast of Cabot. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 June 2021 The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. ET at an intersection in Elizabeth City, a small coastal town some 90 miles northeast of Greenville. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 25 May 2021 On Thursday, the mercury surged to 87.8 degrees (31.7 Celsius) in Naryan-Mar, Russia, a town near the Arctic Ocean and almost 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 It was expected to weaken further to a tropical depression by Thursday before turning northeast and back into the Caribbean. Harold Maass, TheWeek, 4 Nov. 2020 According to InciWeb, a government wildfire tracking service, the Cedar Basin Fire was reported on Friday after 6 p.m. as a result of lightning near Wikieup, which is about two hours northeast of Phoenix. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2021 The incident occurred Wednesday on a flight between Bethel and Aniak, which is about 90 miles northeast of Bethel. NBC News, 9 July 2021 The incident occurred Wednesday on a flight between Bethel and Aniak, which is about 90 miles northeast of Bethel. CBS News, 9 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Along the Grande Ronde River in northeast Oregon about 30 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington. oregonlive, 23 July 2021 Talynn, who's played on Holbrook's varsity team since her freshman year, and her parents Alicia and Thomas Spencer traveled from their home in northeast Arizona's Navajo Nation reservation on July 10 to the Valley. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2021 The Dixie Fire’s northeast push was in a sparsely populated area. Omar Shaikh Rashad, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2021 Banks, who represents the northeast portion of the state in District 3 and is the chair of the influential conservative Republican Study Committee, was among those who opposed certifying election results last November. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2021 Now, on a corner in northeast Los Angeles, Vidiots is on the verge of a new beginning. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2021 Salem: Authorities are asking for the public’s help in investigating five fires that ignited in the same vicinity in northeast Salem early Friday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021 In northeast Washington, the Chuweah Creek Fire is burning near the Colville Indian Reservation, where tribal leaders say there are not enough resources to keep it under control. Aya Elamroussi And Joe Sutton, CNN, 15 July 2021 The stadium, which will be built on the site of the northeast Birmingham school’s current practice field, will accommodate 2,800 fans and will include a synthetic turf field. al, 14 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Moisture chances are predicted to increase Friday thanks to a low pressure system pushing off of Georgia and northeast Florida. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 23 July 2021 Baird and husband Patrick O’Connell — with whom Eilish lived in her northeast L.A. childhood home until roughly a year ago — then leave their daughter alone for the interview. Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 The abductions embarrass local governments, which have quietly paid ransoms to evade negative attention, said Bulama Bukarti, a security analyst and human rights lawyer from the country’s northeast. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 The two northeast Ohio counties' lawsuits against the chains were the first to target retail pharmacy chains as both distributors and dispensers of painkillers. Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 What appears to be different now, even within more rural regions, is a blossoming of outbreaks that are at the moment highly clustered, particularly along the border between Arkansas and Missouri as well as northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Chris Wilson, Time, 19 July 2021 Patrick Deakins, justice of the peace for District 5 in northeast Washington County, sponsored the resolution. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2021 The missing teen's cellphone was used to track him to a home in Oxford Circle, a neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia, Small told NBC Philadelphia. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, 12 July 2021 But based on information from Booker's agent, CCA, a Suns team spokesman clarified for this story that Booker's grandfather was from Los Nogales, a town in Nuevo Leon, a state in northeast Mexico near the border with south Texas. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2021

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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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The first known use of northeast was before the 12th century

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“Northeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeast. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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northeast

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of northeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to or toward the northeast

northeast

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of northeast (Entry 2 of 3)

: located in or toward the northeast
: coming from the northeast

northeast

noun

English Language Learners Definition of northeast (Entry 3 of 3)

: the direction between north and east
: the northeastern part of a country or region especially : the northeastern part of the U.S.

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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