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Definition of "northeasterly" []

  • Situated toward the northeast. (adjective)
  • Coming or being from the northeast. (adjective)
  • In, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A wind or storm from the northeast (noun)

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Use "northeasterly" in a sentence
  • "I do sense the winds are starting to shift a little bit more maybe northeasterly, meaning that the storm is getting a little bit closer to us."
  • "A hawk that fit the description of a juvenile light-morph broad-winged hawk sat for an hour on the most northeasterly branch of the most easterly tree on the island."
  • "The scroll is unfurled from the coffin in a northeasterly direction, so that the priest may walk the soul along it in the proper direction."