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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.

    Etymology: From north + east.

  2. northeastadjective

    Towards the northeast; northeastward.

    Etymology: From north + east.

  3. northeastadjective

    Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern.

    Etymology: From north + east.

  4. Northeastnoun

    The northeastern states of the United States.

    Etymology: From north + east.

  5. Northeastnoun

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

    Etymology: From north + east.

  6. Northeastnoun

    The northeastern part of any region.

    Etymology: From north + east.

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. Joshua Landis:

    Damascus needs the Kurds. The Kurds and Damascus have two things in common: enmity for Turkey and a desire not to see Sunni rebel militias ruling the northeast of Syria, but they don't agree on anything when it comes to ruling northeast Syria.

  2. Stephen Gardner:

    The investments in infrastructure laid out in this plan will lead to more modern, reliable, and faster trains, expanded service, and a better customer experience — that will benefit customers, economies and local communities along the entire Northeast Corridor and beyond.

  3. Tom Witt:

    What we see are Kansans getting tired of a lot of politics of division and bigotry, the Democrats of northeast Kansas want to send a message than Kansans are not all what you think we are.

  4. Zhou Jianping:

    In the northeast, some cities have gone through more than 100 years of coal exploitation and China needs to pay attention to them and solve problems like looking after the old, the shortage of pension funds, paying the costs of resource depletion and the environment.

  5. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

    Cooperation should be made on the basis of handling sensitive issues such as history in a proper way and by promoting mutual understanding in Northeast Asia, it is regrettable that even among our three very close countries, there cannot be a deeper understanding among us.

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