What does Northeast mean?

Definitions for Northeast
ˌnɔrθˈist; Naut. ˌnɔr-north·east

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. northeast, nor'-east, northeastward, NEnoun

    the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

  2. Northeast, northeastern United Statesnoun

    the northeastern region of the United States

  3. northeastnoun

    the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point

  4. northeastadjective

    a location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city

  5. northeastern, northeasterly, northeastadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the northeast

    "the northeasterly part of the island"

  6. northeasterly, northeastadverb

    coming from the northeast

    "northeasterly winds"

  7. northeast, north-east, nor'-eastadverb

    to, toward, or in the northeast


  1. northeastnoun

    The compass point halfway between north and east, specifically 45°, abbreviated as NE.

  2. northeastadjective

    Towards the northeast; northeastward.

  3. northeastadjective

    Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern.

  4. Northeastnoun

    The northeastern states of the United States.

  5. Northeastnoun

    The northeastern counties of England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teesside and Durham.

  6. Northeastnoun

    The northeastern part of any region.

  7. Etymology: From north + east.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Northeastnoun

    The point between the north and east.

    Etymology: noordeast, Dutch.

    The inferiour sea towards the southeast, the Ionian towards the south, and the Adriatick on the northeast side, were commanded by three different nations. Arbuthnot.


  1. northeast

    Northeast is a term used in geography to refer to a specific intercardinal direction. It is the direction halfway between north and east. It is often denoted as NE and is opposite to the southwest. The term can also refer to a region or area that lies in this direction in relation to a certain point or place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northeastnoun

    the point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region

  2. Northeastadjective

    of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind

  3. Northeastadverb

    toward the northeast


  1. Northeast

    Northeast or north east is the ordinal direction halfway between north and east. It is the opposite of southwest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northeast in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northeast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Northeast in a Sentence

  1. Fire Protection spokeswoman Amy Head:

    This week, we're forecast to see the hot and dry weather from this weekend continue, winds were expected to be mild in most areas with pockets of 20 to 30 miles per hour winds in the northeast part of the state.

  2. Rich Young:

    We are aware of an issue impacting the quality of Fios service throughout the Northeast corridor, our network team is fully engaged. We are working through the root cause and have already seen service levels start to restore.

  3. Lee Jin-yang:

    The stronger external balances should provide Northeast Asian currencies with some comfort and buffer versus their Southeast Asian peers over the longer run.

  4. Brian Czarnecki:

    I think there is a huge pent-up demand for skiers, so it's now going to be a race for operators of the large resorts in the Northeast, with all eyes on Martin Luther King Day, unfortunately, it's a cycle, but the ski business is resilient.

  5. Keld Qvistgaard:

    In this case, [ the open water is ] 20-30 miles wide and goes all the way from the northeast off Greenland to the northern tip, and even further west, i've been in this business for 26 years and I don't recall that I've seen a breakup this big.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    A substrate
    B congius
    C arbalist
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