Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

That point of the horizon lying midway between north and east; any region lying toward that point.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "northeast":

  1. The interesting white house over on the northeast corner was at one time the home of the Godeys, then of the Curtis family. - "A Portrait of Old George Town", Grace Dunlop Ecker.
  2. And as for this being the most exposed course in England- well, let me ask you one question: have you ever played over the Worthing course with a strong northeast gale- a gale, mind you, not a wind- sweeping over the Downs? - "The Shrieking Pit", Arthur J. Rees.
  3. From my knowledge of the geography of Mars I knew that this was a part of the Land of Ausonia, situated a few hundred miles northeast of Hellas, where we had first seen the planet. - "Edison's Conquest of Mars", Garrett Putman Serviss.