northeastward

adverb or adjective
north·​east·​ward | \ nȯrth-ˈēs-twərd How to pronounce northeastward (audio) , nȯr-ˈēs- How to pronounce northeastward (audio) \

Definition of northeastward

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: toward the northeast

northeastward

noun

Definition of northeastward (Entry 2 of 2)

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Adverb or adjective

northeastwards \ nȯrth-​ˈēs-​twərdz How to pronounce northeastwards (audio) , nȯr-​ˈēs-​ \ adverb

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There were indications that the slow-moving Dorian would veer sharply northeastward after passing the Bahamas and track up the U.S. Southeast seaboard. Washington Post, "Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm," 2 Sep. 2019 By day 3, Dorian is forecast to turn northeastward ahead of a trough of low pressure approaching from the west. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane Dorian 2019 path update: Florida waits for turn north as Category 4 storm batters Bahamas," 2 Sep. 2019 There were indications that the slow-moving Dorian would veer sharply northeastward after passing the Bahamas and track up the U.S. Southeast seaboard. Washington Post, "Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm," 2 Sep. 2019 There were indications that the slow-moving Dorian would veer sharply northeastward after passing the Bahamas and track up the U.S. Southeast seaboard. Washington Post, "Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm," 2 Sep. 2019 There were indications that the slow-moving Dorian would veer sharply northeastward after passing the Bahamas and track up the U.S. Southeast seaboard. Ramón Espinosa, Twin Cities, "Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm," 1 Sep. 2019 The system is expected to move northeastward offshore of the Southeastern U.S. The hurricane center said a reconnaissance mission planned for today was canceled but another recon flight is scheduled for Sunday. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic; could become a hurricane by next week," 24 Aug. 2019 By tonight, the low is expected to move northeastward over the Atlantic, where some further organization could occur before the system encounters cooler waters in a day or so. Brett Clarkson, sun-sentinel.com, "Thunderstorms over coastal North Carolina monitored by National Hurricane Center," 18 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, the next incremental reach is underway and there's talk of service northeastward (very ambitious). Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: When is Caltrain going to go to Hollister and Salinas?," 28 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The National Hurricane Center expects Dorian to resume a west-northwestward motion overnight, followed by a turn northwest late Tuesday night and a northeastward motion forecasted to begin by Wednesday night. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, "Stationary Hurricane Dorian keeps hammering Bahamas," 2 Sep. 2019 Alberto is expected to continue chugging in a north-northeastward direction Saturday, followed by a slower north-northwestward motion on Sunday and Monday. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Subtropical Storm Alberto speeds up as it enters Gulf: Latest update," 26 May 2018 The storm is moving toward the north-northeast near 7 mph and is expected to pick up speed and move more north-northeastward later today and make a turn to the northwest on Sunday. Roger Simmons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Alberto less organized but Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect; Flood Watch issued for Central Florida," 26 May 2018 Note that while Washington is forecast to get the equivalent of 0.3 inches of liquid (equating to 2 to 3 inches of snow), that a band of 0.4 inches (3 to 4 inches of snow) extends from just west of Washington north-northeastward into Pennsylvania. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Snow likely Saturday with some accumulation, winter weather advisory in effect," 8 Dec. 2017 At that point some models (the Canadian and the ECMWF) are on the west side of the forecast cone, and the GFS is on the right with a north-northeastward track. Leigh Morgan, AL.com, "Hurricane Maria: Path forecast keeps Maria away from U.S. mainland," 22 Sep. 2017 Cloudiness and thunderstorms extending from northern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras northeastward across the Cayman Islands and Jamaica to eastern Cuba are associated with the disturbance. National Hurricane Center, NOLA.com, "Low making its way north toward Florida: National Hurricane Center," 26 Oct. 2017 Dennis made landfall in Monroe County on Aug. 17 and then moved north-northeastward. Skyler Swisher, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Think Hurricane Harvey-type flooding can’t hit South Florida? Think again," 1 Sep. 2017 Snowfall rates of one-half inch to one inch per hour will be possible, especially under the heaviest precipitation from near Windsor northeastward to Briggsdale. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Light flurries in Denver Tuesday with colder temperatures, snow on the way," 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of northeastward

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1553, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined above

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northeastward

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of northeastward

: toward the northeast

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