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

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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 The refuge, 19 million acres in the northeastern part of the state, had long been off limits to oil and gas development, with Democrats, environmentalists and some Alaska Native groups successfully fighting efforts to open it. New York Times, 1 June 2021 The refuge, 19 million acres in the northeastern part of the state, had long been off limits to oil and gas development, with Democrats, environmentalists, and some Alaska Native groups successfully fighting efforts to open it. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Their first $200,000 loan, in 2008, came from Clay County Housing Finance Authority in the northeastern part of Florida, with a mandate to exclusively sell affordable units. Noah Kirsch, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Meanwhile, in Spain, a marine wildlife group was working to make sure that a gray whale found near Spain’s northeastern Mediterranean coast, far from its usual northern Pacific migration routes, does not get stranded. BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2021 Munday has co-authored more than 250 papers and drawn scores of aspiring scientists to Townsville, a mecca of marine biology on Australia’s northeastern coast. Martin Enserink, Science | AAAS, 6 May 2021 Fritters such as alcapurrias de jueyes — a blend of green banana and yautia, stuffed with delicate crab — hark back to Loíza, a town on the northeastern coast with rich African ancestry. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 In Aneyoshi, a small village on Japan’s northeastern coast, all the inhabitants survived the tsunami of 2011 by climbing to higher ground, following the warnings of a stone marker. David Bressan, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Soon, the network, with helicopter footage, was showing the water itself — a wall of blackish-blue fury, ramming into the country’s northeastern coast, picking up cars and houses, grinding towns into nothing more than matchsticks. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of northeastern

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

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“Northeastern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeastern. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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northeastern

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of northeastern

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

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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