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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. northeast, nor'-east, northeastward, NE(noun)

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

  2. Northeast, northeastern United States(noun)

    the northeastern region of the United States

  3. northeast(noun)

    the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point

  4. northeast(adj)

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

  5. northeastern, northeasterly, northeast(adj)

    situated in or oriented toward the northeast

    "the northeasterly part of the island"

  6. northeasterly, northeast(adverb)

    coming from the northeast

    "northeasterly winds"

  7. northeast, north-east, nor'-east(adverb)

    to, toward, or in the northeast


  1. northeast(Noun)

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

  2. northeast(Adjective)

    Towards the northeast; northeastward.

  3. northeast(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern.

  4. Northeast(ProperNoun)

    The northeastern states of the United States.

  5. Northeast(ProperNoun)

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

  6. Northeast(ProperNoun)

    The northeastern part of any region.

  7. Origin: From north + east.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northeast(noun)

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

  2. Northeast(adj)

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

  3. Northeast(adverb)

    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. 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.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    We will need help likewise in northeast Syria.

  3. Justin Shullick:

    At Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School, our scholars are taught to embody respect, responsibility and relentlessness. All three characteristics were on display yesterday.

  4. The United:

    This is a boon for those that would like to see The United States power in Northeast Asia diminished and Northeast Asia alliances weakened -- specifically, China and North Korea, both see the United States as their primary adversary and The United States alliances as a major impediment to their strategic objectives. Problems between The United States alliances -- especially those as critical as Japan and South Korea -- is seen as both a challenge for American strategy but also a symbol of diminishing American power in Northeast Asia.

  5. Eric Roberts:

    It's very easy to jump in with that, so a pediatrician in California really -- without being laughed at -- could just sort of say that 'I don't think there's a problem here; the problem is in the Midwest and Northeast.'.

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