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



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Adverb or adjective

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

Examples of northeastward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective This system will continue to the north-northeast for the next day or two before turning more northeastward into the weekend. Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 Ida is expected to move northeastward across the area early today into Tuesday and bring the threat of flash flooding, tornadoes and gusty winds. Leigh Morgan, al, 30 Aug. 2021 Considerable flash, urban and small stream flooding is expected to continue through the weekend along the central Gulf Coast with floods spreading northeastward into the interior Southeast. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 19 June 2021 The heaviest rain looks to fall from the hills of northern West Virginia and Maryland, northeastward through Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeastern New York and southern New England. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, 1 Sep. 2021 Today, the Ida is curving northeastward over Mississippi, pelting the state with wind and rain, and it is expected to pass through the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Aug. 2021 Nepartak was about 945 miles southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, and is moving northeastward, the Joint Typhoon Center said., 24 July 2021 More outages were feared overnight as the storm moves northeastward across the Deep South. CBS News, 29 Oct. 2020 The storm will then move northeastward and enter the Canadian maritime by Wednesday. Adam Klotz, Fox News, 21 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Its path is expected to curve northeastward through the evening, and then into the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 Henri, with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph and tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 115 miles, is anticipated to veer northward to north-northeastward on Saturday with a turn to the north-northwest overnight. Julia Musto, Fox News, 21 Aug. 2021 The system is expected to produce up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain across the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) through the weekend from the central U.S. Gulf Coast northeastward into the Southern Appalachians., 18 June 2021 Wetter across the north and heavier rainfall in the Mid-Mississippi Valley northeastward. Jim Foerster, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 The storm tracking northeastward from the Gulf of Mexico is projected to take a favorable track for snow in the area, passing to our south over eastern North Carolina, but close enough to spread precipitation. Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2021 Heavy snow will also fall in Kansas on Monday morning, pushing through the Plains states and northeastward through Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois through Tuesday. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2021 Forecasters expanded the marginal risk northeastward into Alabama along the expected track of an area of low pressure. Leigh Morgan, al, 14 Dec. 2020 The tornadoes will be possible across eastern North Carolina into Tuesday morning and from eastern Virginia northeastward into southern New England during the day Tuesday. Editors, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of northeastward

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1553, in the meaning defined above


1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northeastward was in 1553

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“Northeastward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of northeastward

: toward the northeast


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