northeastern

adjective
north·​east·​ern | \nȯrth-ˈē-stərn \

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 \ adjective

Examples of northeastern in a Sentence

the northeastern corner of the state

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Boko Haram has long waged a war against education, particularly for girls, in the northeastern part of the country. Stephanie Busari, CNN, "Mother of missing Chibok girl: Remember my daughter on her 20th birthday," 8 June 2018 The journalists, including an Associated Press Television crew, will stay at a hotel in this port city on North Korea's east coast before traveling by train to the site, which is in the northeastern part of the country. NBC News, "North Korea welcomes journalists for closure of its nuclear site," 22 May 2018 This same lush river plain also acts as the boundary of Chobe National Park, which covers an area of about 4,500 square miles in the northeastern-most corner of Botswana. Meredith Bethune, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Go on a Boat Safari in Botswana," 23 Apr. 2018 Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a Wednesday morning hearing to decide if Scott Raymond Dozier’s execution can take place 11 hours later in the remote northeastern Nevada town of Ely. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, "Nevada execution in doubt after pharmaceutical company lawsuit," 11 July 2018 Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a Wednesday morning hearing to decide if Scott Raymond Dozier’s execution can take place 11 hours later in the remote northeastern Nevada town of Ely. Ken Ritter, Time, "A Drug Company Is Suing to Stop Its Drug From Being Used in a Nevada Execution," 11 July 2018 The officials say militants attacked another checkpoint in the northeastern town of Awjila, kidnapping a police officer. Fox News, "Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2," 23 May 2018 In early October, some 2 million people in Spain's northeastern breakaway region of Catalonia voted in favor of a referendum for independence. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "A Catalan leader will avoid extradition from Germany on rebellion charges. But his troubles aren’t over.," 12 July 2018 The new leaders of Spain and Catalonia have agreed on opening a bilateral dialogue over the future of the prosperous northeastern region in the first breakthrough in the years-long political standoff between the central and regional governments. Aritz Parra, Fox News, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to breach gap over secession," 9 July 2018

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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

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 \

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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