[nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee]


of or located in the northeast.
toward or from the northeast.


toward or from the northeast.

Origin of northeasterly

First recorded in 1730–40; north + easterly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for northeasterly


adjective, adverb

in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast

noun plural -lies

a wind or storm from the northeast
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