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northeast

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

Definition of northeast

  1. :  to, toward, or in the northeast

Examples of northeast in a Sentence

  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

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 in a Sentence

  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

Definition of northeast

  1. 1a :  the general direction between north and eastb :  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 in a Sentence

  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.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century



NORTHEAST Defined for English Language Learners

northeast

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adverb

Definition of northeast for English Language Learners

  • : to or toward the northeast

northeast

adjective

Definition of northeast for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the northeast

  • : coming from the northeast

northeast

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Definition of northeast for English Language Learners

  • : the direction between north and east

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


NORTHEAST Defined for Kids

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northeast

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adverb north·east \nȯrth-ˈēst\

Definition of northeast for Students

  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 for Students

  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 for Students

  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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