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northeast (direction)

Definition:

the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point

Class:

relation noun (relations between people, things, and ideas)

Plural:

northeasts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

North East | North-East | north east | north-east | Northeast | NE [acronym]

Etymology:

north + east.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of northeast...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Northeast | north east

the ordinal direction halfway between north and east. It's the opposite of southwest. The traditional wind point is: Greco. The terms northeast and north east are often used by themselves to refer to the northeastern sector of a geographic area, or to ... (42 of 152 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Northeast

Oxford Dictionary:

north-east | the north-east | north-eastern [derived]

(usually "the north-east") : the direction towards the point of the horizon midway between north and east | the compass point corresponding to ... (22 of 122 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/north--east

Macmillan British Dictionary:

north-east [uncountable] | northeast

the direction that is between north and east. The north-east is the part of the country that is in that direction (21 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/north-east

north-east [adjective] | northeast

in the north-east, or facing towards the north-east (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/north-east 5

Wiktionary:

northeast | north-east [sense-specific] | nor'-east [sense-specific] | southwest [antonym, sense-specific] | northeastward [synonym, sense-specific] | northeastern [synonym, sense-specific]

The compass point halfway between north and east, specifically 45°, abbreviated as NE. | Towards the northeast; northeastward. | Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern. (24 of 26 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/northeast

Collins Dictionary:

northeast [nautical] | Northeast | the northeast [sense-specific] | the Northeast [sense-specific] | northeasternmost [adjective, derived]

the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45° clockwise from north | See "the northeast" | of or denoting the northeastern ... (24 of 460 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/northeast

American Heritage Dictionary:

northeast | NE [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Northeast [abbreviation, sense-specific] | northeastern [adjective, related]

The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and due east, or 45° east of due north. | An area or region lying in the ... (28 of 85 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/northeast

Merriam-Webster:

northeast [entry 1, adverb] | northeastward [noun, northeastern United States]

to, toward, or in the northeast (6 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/northeast

northeast [entry 2, adjective]

coming from the northeast | situated toward or at the northeast (10 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/northeast show=1

northeast [entry 3, noun] | Northeast [sense-specific]

the general direction between north and east ; the point midway between the north and east compass points | "Northeast": regions or countries lying to ... (24 of 84 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/northeast show=2

Random House Dictionary:

northeast | the Northeast [sense-specific] | NE [abbreviation, sense-specific]

a point on the compass midway between north and east. | a region in this direction. | "the Northeast": the northeastern part of the United States. | ... (24 of 59 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/northeast

New World Dictionary:

northeast

the direction, or the point on a mariner's compass, halfway between north and east; 45° east of due north | a district or region in or toward this ... (27 of 51 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/northeast

Cambridge Dictionary:

northeast [entry 1] | the Northeast | Northeast | NE [abbreviation]

the direction which is between north and east | "the Northeast": the area in the northeast of Britain or of another country (21 of 38 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northeast 1

northeast [entry 2]

in or towards the northeast (5 of 22 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northeast 2

northeast [entry 3] | northeast wind

a wind that comes from the northeast (7 of 13 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northeast 3

Encarta Dictionary:

northeast

the direction or compass point midway between north and east | the part of an area, region, or country that is situated in or toward the northeast | ... (26 of 92 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697163​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

northeast

Origin: north + east.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/northeast

north | northed [past tense] | northing [present participle] | norths [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English norþ, cognate with various Germanic counterparts such as Dutch noord, West Frisian noard, German Nord, Danish nord, all from a Proto-Germanic *nurþą, and cognate with Greek ... (31 of 56 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/north

east

Origin: Middle English est, from Old English ēast, from Proto-Germanic *austą, from Proto-Indo-European *aus-. Compare West Frisian east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian aust.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/east

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

northeast [nautical] | Northeast

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "northeast"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/northeast

Cambridge Dictionary:

northeast [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "northeast"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "northeast"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northeast 1

northeast [entry 2]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "northeast"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/northeast 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

north-east [uncountable]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of northeast

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "north-east"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/north-east

north-east [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "north-east"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/north-east 5

Macmillan American Dictionary:

northeast [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/northeast 4

northeast [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/northeast

the Free Dictionary:

northeast

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "northeast"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "northeast"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "northeast" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/northeast

north-east

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "north-east"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "north-east"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/north-east

Google Dictionary:

northeast | northeasts [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=northeast

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

northeast

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=northe​02 word=northeast

northeast

Audio: North American pronunciation of "northeast"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=northe​01 word=northeast

YourDictionary Audio:

northeast

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "northeast" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/northeast

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