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northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst Pronunciation for northeast ; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːst Pronunciation for northeast



  1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45° clockwise from north
  2. See the northeast


also: northeastern
  1. (sometimes capital) of or denoting the northeastern part of a specified country, area, etc   ⇒ northeast Lincolnshire
  2. situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the northeast
  3. (esp of the wind) from the northeast


  1. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northeast

Derived Forms

ˌnorthˈeasternmost adjective

Northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst Pronunciation for Northeast



  1. See the Northeast

Translations for 'northeast'

  • British English: northeastPronunciation for northeast The northeast is the direction which is halfway between north and east.The land to the northeast fell away into meadows.ˌnɔːθˈiːst; ˌnɔːrˈiːst NOUN
  • Arabic: شِمَالٌ شَرْقِيّPronunciation for شِمَالٌ شَرْقِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nordestePronunciation for nordeste
  • Chinese: 东北Pronunciation for 东北
  • Croatian: sjeveroistokPronunciation for sjeveroistok
  • Czech: severovýchodPronunciation for severovýchod
  • Danish: nordøstPronunciation for nordøst
  • Dutch: noordoostenPronunciation for noordoosten
  • European Spanish: norestePronunciation for noreste
  • Finnish: koillinenPronunciation for koillinen
  • French: nord-estPronunciation for nord-est
  • German: NordostenPronunciation for Nordosten
  • Greek: βορειοανατολικάPronunciation for βορειοανατολικά
  • Italian: nord-estPronunciation for nord-est
  • Japanese: 北東Pronunciation for 北東
  • Korean: 북동쪽Pronunciation for 북동쪽
  • Norwegian: nordøstPronunciation for nordøst
  • Polish: północny wschódPronunciation for północny wschód
  • Portuguese: nordestePronunciation for nordeste
  • Romanian: nord-est
  • Russian: северо-востокPronunciation for северо-восток
  • Spanish: norestePronunciation for noreste
  • Swedish: nordostPronunciation for nordost
  • Thai: ทิศตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือPronunciation for ทิศตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ
  • Turkish: kuzeydoğuPronunciation for kuzeydoğu
  • Ukrainian: північний схід
  • Vietnamese: đông bắcPronunciation for đông bắc
  • British English: northeast The northeast edge, corner, or part of a place is the part which is toward the northeast. ADJECTIVE...a climate like that of our northeast coast.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nordeste
  • Chinese: 东北部的东東北部的
  • European Spanish: del nordeste
  • French: nord-est
  • German: Nordost-
  • Italian: nordorientale
  • Japanese: 北東の
  • Korean: 북동쪽의
  • Portuguese: nordeste
  • Spanish: del nordeste

Example Sentences Including 'northeast'

She had intended to head off northeast along the valley, putting the village and its idiots as far behind her as she could.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)
The day had grown more uncomfortable than ever, and there were heavy clouds looming over the fells to the northeast.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)
You also have the St Mary's lifeboat approaching from the northeast.
Lunnon-Wood, Mike Let Not the Deep


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