Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point
  • adv. Toward the northeast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • To or from the northeast.

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

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

Etymologies

From north + east. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

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