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English definition of “northeast”

northeast

noun [U]  /ˌnɔrθˈist/ (abbreviation N.E.) us  
the direction between north and east, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: A snowstorm brought an inch of snow to the northeast.
northeast
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˌnɔrθˈist/ (abbreviation N.E.) us  
Betsy lives in the northeast corner of Vermont.
northeastern
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌnɔrθˈi·stərn/ (abbreviation N.E.) us  
northeastern Arizona
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