American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A storm or gale blowing from the northeast.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wind or gale from the northeast.
- n. The silver shilling or sixpence of New England in the reign of Charles I.: so called from their having the letters N. E. (meaning ‘New England,’ but assumed to mean ‘northeast’) impressed on one of their faces.
- n. Alternative form of nor'easter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A storm, strong wind, or gale, coming from the northeast.
- n. a storm blowing from the northeast
“A storm, dubbed a northeaster, started with heavy rain in Florida last week and showered snow over Washington DC for 24 hours starting late Friday, before sweeping north through Philadelphia, New York and Boston.”
“The storm, a so-called northeaster which started with heavy rain in Florida last week and showered snow over Washington DC for 12 hours starting late Friday, swept north through Philadelphia, New York and Boston.”
“Is a "northeaster" a wind blowing to the northeast or from the northeast?”
“Okay, the weather-twit on TV is now talking about that "northeaster" due Sunday night into maybe Tuesday as possible . . . snow.”
“Small days, big days, days when a northeaster would blow so hard that if you did make it paddling out through 10 foot waves, you were a mile down the beach by the time you caught your first one ... or to be more precise, for those extreme conditions, when the wave caught you.”
“A brand-new system is bringing in more wintry weather, so we have a winter weather advisory for southern Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky straight to tomorrow morning because a few more inches of snow is in the forecast for you unrelated to the northeaster.”
“ROBERTS: The brutal northeaster is expected to be the worse storm of the season for major cities like Philadelphia and New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. And that's where C.N's Elaine Quijano is live on the National Mall for us this morning.”
“His only exhibit, it was open to the public until April 2007, when a northeaster hit Providence and the sub sank.”
“But as bad as it is, even a northeaster is not as bad as the frozen ice we had.”
“Meantime the sun went down and a fierce northeaster accompanied by snow and hail, ushered in a night of awful severity.”
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