[nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-eest]
- toward or in the northeast: sailing northeast.
- coming from the northeast: a northeast wind.
- directed toward the northeast: a northeast course.
Origin of northeast
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Examples from the Web for northeast
This approach would greatly limit his appeal beyond the Northeast and the west coast.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
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The thought was that Nixon would have to look to the Northeast, and he really tried to get Rockefeller on his ticket.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
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To the northeast, FSA brigades are preparing to retreat from a string of towns including Marea and Tell Rifaat.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels
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But now, at last, the Northeast Republican looks set to rise again.Return of the Northeastern Republican
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My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
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Ahead the northeast headland of the Isle of Sheppey was bulking large and near.The Black Bag
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Desperate fighting was also taking place to the northeast of Kurschany.
Shandon had observed in the northeast a passage, which he determined to try.
Our regiment was by a rail-fence on the northeast side of the hill.
One shoe reclined in the southwest corner and the other gaped in the northeast.In a Little Town
- the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45° clockwise from north
- the northeast (often capital) any area lying in or towards this direction
- (sometimes capital) of or denoting the northeastern part of a specified country, area, etcnortheast Lincolnshire
- situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the northeast
- (esp of the wind) from the northeast
- in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northeast
- the Northeast the northeastern part of England, esp Northumberland, Durham, and the Tyneside area
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Word Origin and History for northeast
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