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Meaning of northeast

north•east

Pronunciation: (nôrth"ēst'Naut.nôr"ēst'), [key]
— n.
  1. a point on the compass midway between north and east. Abbr.: NE
  2. a region in this direction.
  3. the northeastern part of the United States.
—adv.
  1. toward or in the northeast: sailing northeast.
—adj.
  1. coming from the northeast: a northeast wind.
  2. directed toward the northeast: a northeast course.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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