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Noun: northeast  north'eest
  1. The compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    - nor'-east, northeastward, NE
  2. The direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point
  3. A location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city
Adjective: northeast  north'eest
  1. Situated in or oriented toward the northeast
    "the northeast part of the island";
    - northeastern, northeasterly
  2. Coming from the northeast
    "northeast winds";
    - northeasterly
Adverb: northeast  north'eest
  1. To, toward, or in the northeast
    - north-east, nor'-east
Noun: Northeast
  1. The northeastern region of the United States
    - northeastern United States

Derived forms: northeasts

See also: north

Type of: compass point, direction, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, location, point

Part of: East, eastern United States

Encyclopedia: Northeast, New York