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Definition of "northeast" []

  • The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and due east, or 45° east of due north. (noun)
  • An area or region lying in the northeast. (noun)
  • A region of the northeast United States, generally including the New England states, New York, and sometimes Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (noun)
  • To, toward, of, facing, or in the northeast. (adjective)
  • Originating in or coming from the northeast: a northeast wind. (adjective)

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.

Use "northeast" in a sentence
  • "One of the reasons why transit works in the northeast is the population of Greater New York (which is more than all of Florida)."
  • "Most of the power is in what they call the northeast quadrant."
  • "I oversee what we call our northeast substation area, which involves the Kern Valley substation area and the Ridgecrest substation area."