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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. Stranch Jennings:

    We are pleased that after four-plus years of litigation that we have been able to reach an agreement in principle with Endo, and are grateful to the communities of northeast Tennessee for their support in this landmark prosecution.

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    This place [ has ] tons of Christian fellowship for me, which is kind of harder to find in the northeast, and a creative ton this is. There’s not a day that goes by that I ’m not looking at someone who’s a brilliant writer. The creativity down here is off the charts. And we’ve been freeing up from so much of the COVID restrictions … so we’re just free down here. And it’s been wonderful.

  3. 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.

  4. Kimball Brace:

    What you’re seeing is a continuation of the trend that’s been happening from the 1930’s: people leaving the Northeast and Upper Midwest and going south and west, but California is the exception.

  5. Cathryn Oakley:

    Every region of the country - Northeast, Southeast, Plains, Great Lakes, Southwest, West and Northwest - had at least one 100-point score, people have this idea that it's only going to be folks on the coasts who are going to be acting on these things, and that is absolutely not the case.

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