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Definitions of northeast

northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst ; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːst



  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

Symbol: NE

Derived Forms

ˌnorthˈeasternmost  adjective

Northeast (ˌnɔːθˈiːst



  1. See the Northeast

Translations for 'northeast'

  • British English: 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 شَرْقِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nordeste
  • Chinese: 东北
  • Croatian: sjeveroistok
  • Czech: severovýchod
  • Danish: nordøst
  • Dutch: noordoosten
  • European Spanish: noreste
  • Finnish: koillinen
  • French: nord-est
  • German: Nordosten
  • Greek: βορειοανατολικά
  • Italian: nord-est
  • Japanese: 北東
  • Korean: 북동쪽
  • Norwegian: nordøst
  • Polish: północny wschód
  • Portuguese: nordeste
  • Romanian: nord-est
  • Russian: северо-восток
  • Spanish: noreste
  • Swedish: nordost
  • Thai: ทิศตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ
  • Turkish: kuzeydoğu
  • Ukrainian: північний схід
  • Vietnamese: 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)
You also have the St Mary's lifeboat approaching from the northeast.
Lunnon-Wood, Mike Let Not the Deep
The day had grown more uncomfortable than ever, and there were heavy clouds looming over the fells to the northeast.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)


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