Definitions

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

  • adjective Situated toward the northeast.
  • adjective Coming or being from the northeast.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to the northeast; toward the northeast, or coming from the northeast.
  • adverb Toward the northeast.

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

  • adjective situated in, or pointing towards the northeast
  • adjective of a wind, etc. coming from the northeast

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

  • adjective coming from the northeast
  • adjective situated in or oriented toward the northeast

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2005

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Why Britain's garden birds are staying in the country

  • 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.

    Mystical Art From a 'Lost' World

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • "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.

    Ireland: Ash Forces Airspace Closure, Again

  • 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.

    Iceland Ash May Keep Choking Air Travel

  • "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.

    Ireland: Ash Forces Airspace Closure, Again

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