Definition of 'northeast'
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Cold northeast winds have been bringing birds in off the North Sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only people from the northeast and northwest remember to say please and thank you more often. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are many more on sea cliffs in the northeast of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Snow and sleet continued across western and northeast areas last night. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Chill winds from the northeast will bring an unpleasant feel to the day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We went in the other direction out of the airport and drove to the less popular northeast coast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Cloudy in the far northeast of Spain with showers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Or a third village, two miles to its northeast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Up country are tea plantations, a pineapple farm and a remote northeast corner. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The people of northeast Lincolnshire already have a panel of citizens to represent their views. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On a hillside up above the northeast corner of the site stands a huge, floodlit cross. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are a little early, perhaps helped on the way by recent winds from the northeast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Japan is still struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami that hit its northeast coast in March. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ten years from now people from the northeast will be working in theatres throughout Britain and the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The route: from the car park, take the path running northeast towards the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Cubans would be deployed in poorer areas of the northeast and the Amazon jungle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There's a second town, three miles to my northeast. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Part of the runway at the airport, which is in the northeast of the country, was damaged in the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One young man teaching in a school in a deprived area in the northeast said his'main focus' was not to offend his pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It lies a tad northeast of a small town where an entertainment mogul opened his third establishment, initially for the RAF. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'northeast'
British English: northeast /ˌnɔːθˈiːst; ˌnɔːrˈiːst/ NOUN
The northeast is the direction which is halfway between north and east.
The land to the northeast fell away into meadows.
- American English: northeast
- 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
- European 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 ADJECTIVE
The northeast edge, corner, or part of a place is the part which is toward the northeast.
...a climate like that of our northeast coast.
Definition of northeast from the Collins English Dictionary
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