Definition of Northeasterly

1. Adjective. Coming from the northeast. "Northeasterly winds"

Exact synonyms: Northeast
Similar to: North
Derivative terms: Northeaster

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

Definition of Northeasterly

1. a. Pertaining to the northeast; toward the northeast, or coming from the northeast.

2. adv. Toward the northeast.

Definition of Northeasterly

1. Adjective. situated in, or pointing towards the northeast ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a wind etc) coming from the northeast ¹

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Definition of Northeasterly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Northeasterly

north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side
north temperate zone
north wind
northeast by east
northeast by north
northeasterly (current term)
northeastern United States

Literary usage of Northeasterly

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"EGER, a river which rises in Bavaria, in the Fichtelgebirge, 12 miles northwest of the town of Eger, flows first southeast, then takes a northeasterly ..."

2. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1885)
"northeasterly into said lot at a heap of stones by the west side of the bars at the southeast corner of the meadow lot east of the house, thence E. 8 d. ..."

3. Journal by California Legislature. Assembly, California, Legislature (1912)
"... thence northeasterly along the center line of Moss avenue and a direct extension of said center line to the northeasterly boundary line of the city of ..."

4. Supplement to Second Edition of Kerr's Cyclopedic California Codes by James Manford Kerr (1922)
"... feet to the center of an ally in the northeasterly half of block twenty-six; thence along the center of said alley southeasterly one hundred feet; ..."

5. A Treatise on Ore Deposits by Bernhard von Cotta (1870)
"... 2 IN SOUTHERN BOHEMIA, northeasterly OF BUDWEIS. ยง 141. Gneiss is the predominant rock in this region, which passes into mica-schist, hornblende-schist, ..."

6. The Law of Modern Municipal Charters and the Organization of Cities on by William Kent Clute (1920)
"... more or less, to the center of Grand River; thence northeasterly along the center of said river to the west line of section thirty-five produced south; ..."

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