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

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Adverb or adjective

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

Examples of northeastward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall as its biggest threat. Juan A. Lozano, USA TODAY, "Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday in hurricane-weary Gulf Coast," 21 Sep. 2020 By late weekend and early next week, the extratropical remnants of Laura will accelerate northeastward into the western Atlantic. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Update: Enhanced Severe Risk Southwest Minnesota Later Today - Extensive Damage From "Laura"," 27 Aug. 2020 It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall as its biggest threat. Juan A. Lozano, USA TODAY, "Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday in hurricane-weary Gulf Coast," 21 Sep. 2020 It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall as its biggest threat. Juan A. Lozano, USA TODAY, "Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday in hurricane-weary Gulf Coast," 21 Sep. 2020 It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall its biggest threat. CBS News, "Tropical Storm Beta threatens to drench parts of Texas and Louisiana," 21 Sep. 2020 It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall as its biggest threat. The Christian Science Monitor, "Texas and Louisiana brace for flooding from Tropical Storm Beta," 20 Sep. 2020 Paulette continues to quickly move northeastward across the Atlantic and is expected to become a major hurricane later today. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Western Fires and a Gulf Coast Hurricane, But No Weather Drama Here," 15 Sep. 2020 Further strengthening is possible after the storms turns northeastward and away from Bermuda and the northeast U.S. coast late Monday through Tuesday on the forecast track. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Tropical Storm Sally threatens storm surge along northern Gulf Coast; Hurricane Paulette to hit Bermuda," 13 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Hurricane Isaias, one year since Dayton mass shooting, Primary day in Michigan: 5 things to know Tuesday," 4 Aug. 2020 Tornadoes will also be possible on Tuesday from eastern Virginia northeastward into southern New England. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Hurricane warning issued for Carolinas as strengthening Isaias takes aim on East Coast," 3 Aug. 2020 Cyclone Nisarga is moving northeastwards about 175 kilometers (108 miles) from Mumbai, with wind speeds of up to 110 kph (68 mph), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). CNN, "Cyclone Nisarga: Coronavirus patients evacuated ahead of worst storm to hit Mumbai in 70 years," 3 June 2020 Amphan is likely to continue to move north-northeastward and weaken further into a depression on Thursday, according to the India Meteorological Department. Pratik Parija, Bloomberg.com, "South Asia Storm Kills 84, Snaps Power to 5.5 Million Homes," 20 May 2020 In the Tennessee Valley northeastward of the Great Lakes there will likely be one to over three inches of heavy rain. Time, "Large Storm System to Hit Midwest and Central Gulf Coast, Bringing Risks of Heavy Snow, Ice and Severe Thunderstorms," 11 Jan. 2020 Tropical Storm Jerry is continuing its path northeastward and is about 235 miles away from Bermuda with maximum sustaining wind speeds of 45 mph, the NHC said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Tropical Storm Karen speeds up, expected to strengthen as it moves away from Puerto Rico," 24 Sep. 2019 The system is expected to continue to track northeastward and clear out of the area possibly by late Sunday. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical storm warnings issued for Alabama coast for Potential Tropical Cyclone 16," 17 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of northeastward

Adverb or adjective

1553, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Northeastward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeastward. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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northeastward

adverb
How to pronounce northeastward (audio) How to pronounce northeastward (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of northeastward

: toward the northeast

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