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Definition of 'northeast'


  1. the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
       Synonyms: nor'-east northeastward NE
  2. the northeastern region of the United States
       Synonyms: northeastern United States


  1. situated in or oriented toward the northeast; "the northeasterly part of the island"
       Synonyms: northeastern northeasterly
  2. coming from the northeast; "northeasterly winds"
       Synonyms: northeasterly


  1. to, toward, or in the northeast
       Synonyms: north-east nor'-east

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