northeastern

adjective

north·​east·​ern nȯrth-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce northeastern (audio)
1
often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northeast
2
: lying toward or coming from the northeast
northeasternmost adjective

Examples of northeastern in a Sentence

the northeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web Single-family homes would fill the southeastern, eastern and northeastern side of the development. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 8 Apr. 2024 The path of totality — where the moon will completely block out the sun — is roughly 150 miles wide, stretching about 2,500 miles from Texas to northeastern Maine. Eric Henderson, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 Tens of thousands of baby salmon lived to see another day after a tanker truck transporting them crashed near a creek in northeastern Oregon. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Milwaukee and much of the rest of the Midwest, including parts of Minnesota, northern Illinois, northeastern Indiana, southwestern Michigan and much of Ohio, will be on the path, according to NASA. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2024 At the other end of the scale, the country recorded its lowest ever temperature last year on January 22, when the town of Jintao in northeastern Heilongjiang province recorded –53 degrees Celsius (-63.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Chris Lau, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 Cordelia, Queensland, is about 1,400 miles northwest from Sydney and along the country’s northeastern coast. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 Petoskey State Park, Petoskey, Michigan Situated on the northeastern shore of Lake Michigan in the Little Traverse Bay area, Petoskey State Park offers a mile-long sandy beach, hiking trails, picnic facilities, volleyball courts, and a playground. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2024 The emperor belonged to a little studied nomadic group called the Xianbei that lived in an area that today is Mongolia and northern and northeastern China. Katie Hunt, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of northeastern was before the 12th century

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“Northeastern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeastern. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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northeastern

adjective
north·​east·​ern nȯr-ˈthē-stərn How to pronounce northeastern (audio)
1
often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Northeast
2
: lying toward or coming from the northeast

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