1. uncountable noun [oft the N] The north-east is the direction which is halfway between north and east. ⇒ The land to the north-east fell away into meadows. 2. singular noun The north-east of a place, country, or region is the part which is in the north-east. ⇒ The north-east, with 60 million people, is the most densely populated part of the United States. [+ of] ⇒ They're all from Newcastle in the North East of England. 3. adverb [ADV after v] If you go north-east, you travel towards the north-east. ⇒ The streets were jammed with slow moving traffic, army convoys moving north-east. 4. adverb
Something that is north-east of a place is positioned to the north-east of it. [+ of] ⇒ This latest attack was at Careysburg, twenty miles north-east of the capital, Monrovia.
5. adjective [ADJ n]
The north-east part of a place, country, or region is the part which is towards the north-east. ⇒ These islands of the north-east coast can only be reached in small boats. ⇒ ...Waltham Abbey on the north-east outskirts of London.
6. adjective [ADJ n] A north-east wind is a wind that blows from the north-east. ⇒ By 9.15 a bitter north-east wind was blowing.
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