American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated toward the northeast.
- adj. Coming or being from the northeast.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Going toward or coming from the northeast, or the general direction of northeast: as, a northeasterly course; a northeasterly wind.
- Toward or from the northeast, or a general northeast direction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to the northeast; toward the northeast, or coming from the northeast.
- adv. Toward the northeast.
- adj. coming from the northeast
- adj. situated in or oriented toward the northeast
“I do sense the winds are starting to shift a little bit more maybe northeasterly, meaning that the storm is getting a little bit closer to us.”
“A hawk that fit the description of a juvenile light-morph broad-winged hawk sat for an hour on the most northeasterly branch of the most easterly tree on the island.”
“The scroll is unfurled from the coffin in a northeasterly direction, so that the priest may walk the soul along it in the proper direction.”
“The alternative scenario is that much colder weather with winds mainly from an easterly or northeasterly quarter, will prevail well into February, bringing widespread frosts and snow to some areas.”
“Irish meteorologist Evelyn Cusack said winds were expected to resume their typical northeasterly direction, pushing ash into the Arctic and away from Europe's airports.”
“The decision is based on the safety risks to crews and passengers as a result of the drift south of the volcanic ash cloud caused by the northeasterly winds," the statement said.”
“The U.S. says the boundary should follow a more northeasterly line equidistant from both countries 'coasts.”
“During the afternoon, areas of higher ash concentration are predicted to move in a northeasterly direction from Portuguese airspace towards the center of Spain with the potential of airport closures during the afternoon and evening," spokeswoman Kyla Evans said.”
“Henry Hudson and his crew of sixteen sailed the eighty-five-foot Halve Maen (Half Moon) out of Amsterdam on April 4, 1609, to find a northeasterly route to the riches of the Orient.”
“Willem Barents, had shown, Hudson believed, that the northeasterly route was a dangerous illusion.”
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