Northeast
Northeast North`east", a. Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind. [1913 Webster]

{Northeast passage}, a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of Asia. [1913 Webster]


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  • northeast — [nôrth΄ēst′; ] naut. [ nôr΄ēst′] n. 1. the direction, or the point on a mariner s compass, halfway between north and east; 45° east of due north 2. a district or region in or toward this direction adj. 1. in, of, to, toward, or facing the… …   English World dictionary

  • Northeast — North east , adv. Toward the northeast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northeast — North east , n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northeast — the Northeast the northeastern part of the US, including the six states in New England, and the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania the northeastern part of England, which includes the industrial areas of Tyneside (around Newcastle)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • northeast — O.E. norð east; see NORTH (Cf. north) + EAST (Cf. east). Related: Northeasterly (1743) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Northeast — Northeastern redirects here. For the school, see Northeastern University. A compass rose with Northeast highlighted Northeast or north east is the ordinal direction halfway between north and east. It is the opposite of southwest. The terms… …   Wikipedia

  • northeast — north|east1 Northeast [ˌno:θˈi:st US ˌno:rθ ] n written abbreviation NE [U] 1.) the direction that is exactly between north and east 2.) the northeast the northeastern part of a country >northeast adv ▪ He headed northeast across the open sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • northeast — north•east [[t]ˌnɔrθˈist[/t]] naut. [[t]ˌnɔr [/t]] n. 1) geo navig. naut. a point on the compass midway between north and east Abbr.: NE 2) 2) geo a region in this direction 3) geg the Northeast, the northeastern part of the United States 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • northeast — northeastern, adj. /nawrth eest /; Naut. /nawr eest /, n. 1. a point on the compass midway between north and east. Abbr.: NE 2. a region in this direction. 3. the Northeast, the northeastern part of the United States. adv. 4. toward or in …   Universalium

  • northeast — 1 written abbreviation NE noun (U) 1 the direction that is exactly between north and east 2 the northeast the northeastern part of a country northeast adverb: This road goes northeast. 2 written abbreviation NE adjective 1 a northeast wind comes… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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