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Meaning of NORTHEAST

Pronunciation:  north'eest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the northeastern region of the United States
  2. [n]  the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
  3. [adv]  to, toward, or in the northeast
  4. [adj]  situated in or oriented toward the northeast; "the northeasterly part of the island"
  5. [adj]  coming from the northeast; "northeasterly winds"

NORTHEAST is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: NE, nor'-east, nor'-east, north, northeasterly, northeastern, northeastern United States
 See Also: compass point, East, eastern United States, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, point



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \North`east"\, n.
    The point between the north and east, at an equal distance
    from each; the northeast part or region.
  2. \North`east"\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the
    northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course;
    a northeast wind.
    {Northeast passage}, a passage or communication by sea
       between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north
       coast of Asia.
  3. \North`east"\, adv.
    Toward the northeast.
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