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

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Other Words from northeastern

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

Examples of northeastern in a Sentence

the northeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web Changchun, the capital of northeastern Jilin province, has promoted the idea, too. Cnn Business Staff, CNN, "Can millions more street vendors save China from a jobs crisis? Beijing appears divided," 27 June 2020 The Mills administrations contends Maine is on par or ahead of other northeastern states in its reopening plan. USA TODAY, "Marathon man, Veep visit, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2020 The Wood Springs 2 Fire in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Nation, remained at 0% containment as of Tuesday evening. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, "Strong winds expected Tuesday as crews continue fighting Arizona wildfires," 26 June 2020 Mamdouh, the fighter, was among dozens of men recruited by tribal figures in northeastern Syria’s Hasakah province in May to go to Libya, according to his relative and Syrian anti-government activists tracking the deployments to Libya. Zakaria Zakaria, Washington Post, "These Syrian militiamen were foes in their civil war. Now they are battling each other in Libya.," 25 June 2020 Markinson views Seattle's ongoing experiment as part of a lineage of anarchist neighborhoods such as Exarcheia in Athens, Rojava in northeastern Syria and Free Christiana in Copenhagen. Gregory Scruggs, Anchorage Daily News, "This Seattle protest zone is police-free. So volunteers are stepping up to provide security.," 18 June 2020 Militants connected to the Islamic State West Africa Province killed at least 20 soldiers and 40 civilians and injured hundreds in two attacks in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, residents and security sources said. Tim O'donnell, TheWeek, "10 things you need to know today: June 14, 2020," 14 June 2020 For months, the epicenter was in northeastern states. NBC News, "Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns," 10 June 2020 Twenty-six children of Canadians are stuck in northeastern Syria, most of them age 6 or younger, Tayler said. Ben Hubbard,, "Western countries leave children of ISIS in Syrian camps," 31 May 2020

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First Known Use of northeastern

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

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4 Jul 2020

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“Northeastern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of northeastern

: located in or toward the northeast
: of or relating to the northeast


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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