1. uncountable noun
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
They're all from Newcastle in the North East of England.
If you go north-east
, you travel
towards the north-east.
The streets were jammed with slow moving traffic, army convoys moving north-east.
Something that is north-east of a place is positioned to the north-east of it.
This latest attack was at Careysburg, twenty miles north-east of the capital, Monrovia.
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.
wind is a wind that blows
from the north-east.
By 9.15 a bitter north-east wind was blowing.
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