northeastern

adjective
north·​east·​ern | \ nȯrth-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce northeastern (audio) \

Definition of northeastern

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northeast
2 : lying toward or coming from the northeast

Other Words from northeastern

northeasternmost \ nȯrth-​ˈē-​stərn-​ˌmōst How to pronounce northeastern (audio) \ adjective

Examples of northeastern in a Sentence

the northeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, at least three more people died when Russia bombarded the northeastern city of Kharkiv with Hurricane salvo rocket systems. Susie Blann, ajc, 20 July 2022 New Omicron subvariants have been reported in several Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing, the northeastern port city of Dalian, and the central city of Xi'an, which was shut down for seven days over the outbreak. Nectar Gan, CNN, 13 July 2022 In the northeastern city of Kharkiv, a Russian missile strike Wednesday destroyed a university campus. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 7 July 2022 Akron’s residents joined Walker’s family in demanding accountability for his death, the third police shooting in the northeastern Ohio city since December. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 Akron residents have joined Walker’s family in demanding accountability for his death, the third police shooting in the northeastern Ohio city since December. Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2022 Days after that, Audi broke ground on a new manufacturing plant in the northeastern city of Changchun. Mary Hui, Quartz, 1 July 2022 On Monday, a strike in the northeastern city of Kharkiv killed five people and wounded 22, according to the local authorities. New York Times, 27 June 2022 Besides the attack in Kyiv, explosions were reported Sunday in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, and air raid sirens were heard in several other cities. Jim Tankersley, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of northeastern

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

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29 Jul 2022

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“Northeastern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeastern. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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northeastern

adjective
north·​east·​ern | \ nȯrth-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce northeastern (audio) \

Kids Definition of northeastern

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or like that of the Northeast northeastern forests
2 : lying toward or coming from the northeast the northeastern corner of the state

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