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.

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. John Stephenson:

    We believe it came from the larger wolf populations to the east, from Idaho and northeast Oregon, because those are the areas where we have established wolf populations, but we don’t know.

  2. The SPC:

    During the afternoon, 20 mph sustained southeasterly surface winds will likely overlap with 15-20 % relative humidity for at least a few hours. While the winds are somewhat marginal for Critical highlights, a Critical area has been maintained for portions of eastern Montana into far northeast Wyoming given the presence of Critically/record dry fuels.

  3. Chris Christie:

    If you are not part of the Northeast elite, she has nothing to do with you.

  4. Eddie Lampert:

    There's not as much density of Walmarts in California and the Northeast as in the Midwest, you have densely populated areas without a lot of developable space. And there are legal hurdles to developing those kinds of properties in those communities.

  5. The NWS:

    Snowfall totals are forecast to be over a foot for portions of the Northeast west of Interstate 95 through Thursday evening, the major cities will be on the gradient in between the substantial snowfall totals and light snowfall totals, so there is uncertainty in how much snow will fall in areas such as New York City.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. elusive
    • B. incumbent
    • C. eloquent
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