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[nawrth-eest-werd; Nautical nawr-eest-werd]
adverb, adjective
  1. Also north·east·ward·ly. toward the northeast.
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  1. the northeast.
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Origin of northeastward

First recorded in 1545–55; northeast + -ward
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Examples from the Web for northeastward

Historical Examples of northeastward

  • He trotted and cantered all the afternoon northeastward among low hills, passing many untroubled farm-yards, but little soldiery.

    The Debatable Land

    Arthur Colton

  • Admiral10 Beatty altered course to the eastward and subsequently to northeastward, the enemy being sighted at 3.31 P.M.

  • He repaired immediately to the Valley of Yucay, in the high mountains of the northeastward of Cuzco.

  • The island can hardly be called low as here stated, nor does it lie westward of Cephallenia, but northeastward.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

  • After the birds reach the United States, the migration fans out northward and northeastward and seems to be more rapid.

British Dictionary definitions for northeastward


  1. towards or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
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  1. a direction towards or area in the northeast
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Derived Formsnortheastwardly, adjective, adverb
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