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northeastward

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

northeastward

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