northeastern

adjective north·east·ern \ nȯrth-ˈē-stərn \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

northeasternmost

play \nȯrth-ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northeastern in a Sentence

  1. the northeastern corner of the state

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First Known Use of northeastern

before 12th century


NORTHEASTERN Defined for English Language Learners

northeastern

adjective

Definition of northeastern for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the northeast

  • : of or relating to the northeast


NORTHEASTERN Defined for Kids

northeastern

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

Definition of northeastern for Students

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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