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northeast

adverb north·east \ nȯrth-ˈēst , naut nȯr-ˈēst \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of northeast

: 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.

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First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century

in the meaning defined above

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northeast

adjective

Definition of northeast

1 : coming from the northeast
  • a northeast wind
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.

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First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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northeast

noun

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 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.

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First Known Use of northeast

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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NORTHEAST Defined for English Language Learners

northeast

Definition of northeast for English Language Learners

  • : to or toward the northeast


northeast

Definition of northeast for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the northeast

  • : coming from the northeast


northeast

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

adverb north·east \ nȯrth-ˈēst \

Definition of northeast for Students

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

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northeast

adjective

Definition of northeast for Students

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

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northeast

noun

Definition of northeast for Students

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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