Definition of Northeast

1. Noun. The compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Ne, Nor'-east, Northeastward
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point

2. Adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the northeast. "The northeasterly part of the island"
Exact synonyms: Northeasterly, Northeastern
Similar to: North

3. Adverb. To, toward, or in the northeast.
Exact synonyms: Nor'-east, North-east

4. Noun. The northeastern region of the United States.

5. Adjective. Coming from the northeast. "Northeasterly winds"
Exact synonyms: Northeasterly
Similar to: North
Derivative terms: Northeaster

6. Noun. The direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point.
Generic synonyms: Direction

7. Noun. A location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city.
Generic synonyms: Location

Definition of Northeast

1. n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind.

3. adv. Toward the northeast.

Definition of Northeast

1. Proper noun. The northeastern states of the United States. ¹

2. Proper noun. The northeastern counties of England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teesside and Durham. ¹

3. Proper noun. The northeastern part of any region. ¹

4. Noun. The compass point halfway between north and east, specifically 45°, abbreviated as NE. ¹

5. Adjective. Towards the northeast; northeastward. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeastern. ¹

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Definition of Northeast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Northeast

North Shields
North Somerset
North Star
North Star State
North Sulawesi
North Sumatra
North Temperate Zone
North Vietnam
North Vietnamese
North West Frontier Province
North Yemen
North Yorkshire
Northeast (current term)
Northeast Caucasian
Northeast Pashayi
Northern Alliance
Northern Areas
Northern Baptist
Northern Baptist Convention
Northern California
Northern Cross
Northern Cyprus
Northern Europe
Northern European
Northern Europeans
Northern Hemisphere

Literary usage of Northeast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"South half, south half of northeast quarter and south half of northwest quarter of section 9; south half of northwest quarter, and south west quarter of ..."

2. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"Section of "Rockwood" iron ore, upper bench at northeast end of syncline, ... Mining operations have been carried on in the northeast basin from the end ..."

3. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1859)
"... southeast quarter of northeast quarter of section twenty-three, township sixty-seven, range twenty-six ; west half of northeast quarter of section ..."

4. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1883)
"... bounded on the southwest by James Hubbard, and on the northeast by Ric Palgrave. The possesion of Augustine Walker within ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"82° 59' 46" W. It is 120 miles northeast of Cincinnati and 135 miles southwest of Cleveland, at the junction of the Scioto and the Olentangy rivers. ..."

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