northeast

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English[edit]

Northeast.
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Etymology[edit]

From north +‎ east.

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Noun[edit]

northeast (usually uncountable, plural northeasts)

  1. The intercardinal compass point halfway between north and east; specifically at a bearing of 45°.
    Antonym: southwest
    • 1972, Burton Pasternak, Kinship & Community in Two Chinese Villages[1], Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 72-78870, OCLC 1087947197, page 10:
      Chungshe is one of eleven villages in Liuchia township, Tainan county (see Maps 2 and 3). It lies about 30 kilometers northeast of Tainan city.
    • 1990, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development, Rural Economic Development: Hearings (page 1604)
      The task of discussing priority concerns for this region is complicated by the fact that there are essentially two rural northeasts.

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(compass points)

northwest north northeast
west Compass rose simple plain.svg east
southwest south southeast


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Adjective[edit]

northeast (not generally comparable, comparative more northeast, superlative most northeast)

  1. Of, in or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern.
  2. Situated toward or in the direction of the northeast; northeastward; northeasterly.
    A northeast course.
  3. Coming from the northeast; northeasterly.
    A northeast wind.

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Adverb[edit]

northeast (not generally comparable, comparative more northeast, superlative most northeast)

  1. Towards or in the direction of the northeast; northeastwards.
    We are travelling northeast at the moment.

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