Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and due east, or 45° east of due north.
  • noun An area or region lying in the northeast.
  • noun A region of the northeast United States, generally including the New England states, New York, and sometimes Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • adjective To, toward, of, facing, or in the northeast.
  • adjective Originating in or coming from the northeast.
  • adverb In, from, or toward the northeast.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To or from the northeast.
  • noun That point on the horizon between north and east which is equally distant from them; N. 45˚ E., or E. 45˚ N.
  • Pertaining to the northeast; proceeding from or directed toward that point; northeastern: as, a northeast wind; to hold a northeast course. Abbreviated N. E.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point
  • adjective a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of Asia.
  • noun The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.
  • adverb Toward the northeast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The compass point halfway between north and east, specifically 45°, abbreviated as NE.
  • adjective Towards the northeast; northeastward.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to, toward, or in the northeast
  • adjective situated in or oriented toward the northeast
  • adjective coming from the northeast
  • noun the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point
  • noun the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
  • noun the northeastern region of the United States
  • noun a location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From north + east.

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