Northeast passage
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 passage — Passage Pas sage, n. [F. passage. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northeast Passage — water route from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the seas north of Europe & Asia …   English World dictionary

  • Northeast Passage — a ship route along the N coast of Europe and Asia, between the North Sea and the Pacific. * * * Maritime route along the northern coast of Europe and Asia. It lies between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans mainly off northern Siberia. Early… …   Universalium

  • Northeast Passage — Northeast Pas|sage, the a way by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, going along the northern coasts of Europe and Asia. It was discovered by the Swedish ↑explorer Nils Nordenskjøld in 1878 79 →↑Northwest Passage, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Northeast Passage — North′east Pas′sage n. geg navig. naut. a ship route between the Atlantic and the Pacific along the N coast of Europe and Asia …   From formal English to slang

  • Northeast Passage — a ship route along the N coast of Europe and Asia, between the North Sea and the Pacific …   Useful english dictionary

  • Passage — Pas sage, n. [F. passage. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passage hawk — Passage Pas sage, n. [F. passage. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passage money — Passage Pas sage, n. [F. passage. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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