Definition of North-northeast

1. Adverb. To, toward, or in the north-northeast.

Exact synonyms: Nor'-nor'-east

Definition of North-northeast

1. Noun. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between north and northeast, specifically 22.5°, abbreviated as NNE. ¹

2. Noun. One of 32 named cardinal points. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North-northeast

norsolorinic acid dehydrogenase
north-northeast (current term)
north-seeking pole
north and south
north asian tick-borne rickettsiosis
north by east
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast

Literary usage of North-northeast

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

1. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"The movement in the first was from south-southwest to north-northeast. ... Trees at the foot of the ridge were bent over to the north-northeast. ..."

2. Annual Report by New Jersey State Geologist, New Jersey Geological Survey (1884)
"West of the Wanaque valley, as well as in the valley itself, the ridges or crest lines have a general.north-northeast course; whereas, southwest, ..."

3. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by David Starr Jordan, Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, John J. Brice, Leonhard Stejneger (1898)
"Wind changing from northeast to southeast; north- northeast, settling at east, ... north-northeast wind, clear; -3° to +4°. Charley arrived at 2.30 with ..."

4. The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and by Nathaniel Bowditch, George Wood Logan (1906)
"... is a point whose name is made up of a combination of that of the cardinal with that of the inter-cardinal point: North-Northeast, East- Northeast, ..."

5. The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts by John White Webster, John Ware, Daniel Treadwell (1826)
"erally the highest with winds from the north, northeast, and northwest. The average of 39 observations made during the prevalence of these winds, ..."

6. Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer Into Alaska by Sheldon Jackson, United States Bureau of Education (1904)
"June 15: Clear, strong north-northeast wind. House cleaning, woodcutting, etc. ... A gale from the north-northeast. A small garden planted. ..."

7. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1895)
"... 52° above at 2 pm, a few white, fleeting clouds whirling in their rapid flight south; M' above at 8 pm, clear, light breeze from north-northeast. ..."

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