from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north-east
  • adj. blowing from the north-east; north-easterly


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The death toll from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is expected to run into the tens of thousands as local and international rescue teams continue searching through the ruins of north-eastern coastal cities for survivors.

    Japanese tsunami aftermath: life and death along a devastated coast

  • Apr-Sep; from £160 for a weekend, £240 midweek, £495 per full week; 07773 505671Cae Wennol is situated in an 11-acre, family-run smallholding in the north-eastern approaches of the Snowdonia national park.

    The 10 best campsites for luxury

  • It took 10 years to rebuild Kobe after the earthquake in 1995, but that timeframe is now looking optimistic for the reconstruction needed along the north-eastern coastline of Japan.

    Japan: Seeking higher ground | Editorial

  • Bullu Raj/Associated Press Two rival ethnic groups forced a four-month blockade of major national highways connecting the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur to the rest of the country.

    Indian Politics in 2011

  • Nigeria's army killed more than 50 members of the sect during fighting on Thursday and Friday in the north-eastern city of Damaturu, Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, the force's chief of staff, said in comments published in local media.

    Nigeria clashes kill at least 68, say officials

  • In the summer of 1974, my brother John spent the summer with three students from Aberdeen University, studying the breeding biology of falcons and shearwaters on the uninhabited island of Dragonada, off the north-eastern coast of Crete.

    Family life

  • Ziona, a man from the north-eastern Indian state of Mizoram, has 39 wives and 94 children.

    The Biggest Family in the World

  • In summary, we report that the allele distribution of the ldh-A gene in Pacific swordfish is homogeneous among temporal samples within-regions but that significant differences exist among pooled regional samples from the NCPO (Hawaii-multiple years), the north-eastern Pacific Ocean (NEPO: Mexico and Ecuador-multiple years), the south-eastern Pacific Ocean (SEPO: off Chile), and the SWP O (Australia).

    Think Progress » Kansas Attorney General Refuses To Sue Federal Government Over Health Care Reform

  • The Australian frigate, HMAS Warramunga, participated in the first live-firing exercise of its kind with the Chinese navy off the Shandong Peninsular in the Yellow Sea in north-eastern China.

    Australia, China Conduct Live-Fire Naval Exercise in Yellow Sea

  • New York breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after hurricane Irene passed over without major damage to the city, but the storm still caused deaths, serious floods and power blackouts affecting more than a million people as it swept up the north-eastern seaboard of the United States.

    Hurricane Irene claims lives and leaves trail of destruction


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.