northeast (plural northeasts)

  1. The compass point halfway between north and east, specifically 45°, abbreviated as NE.
    • 1990, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development, Rural Economic Development: Hearings (page 1604)
      The task of discussing priority concerns for this region is complicated by the fact that there are essentially two rural northeasts.
Antonyms Translations Adjective

northeast (not comparable)

  1. Towards the northeast; northeastward.
  2. In the northeast; northeastern.
  3. From the northeast, northeasterly.
Antonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: nordeste
  • Russian: се́веро-восто́чный
  • Spanish: al nordeste, hacia el nordeste
Proper noun
  1. (US) The northeastern region of the contiguous United States including New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, sometimes inclusive of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia.
  2. (UK) The northeastern counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teesside, and Durham in England.
  3. (China) The northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning in China.
  4. The northeastern part of any region.

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