Meaning of “northeast” in the English Dictionary

"northeast" in English

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northeastnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/ us /ˌnɔːrθˈiːst/ written abbreviation NE

B1 the direction that is between north and east:

We live in the northeast of Spain.
the Northeast

the area in the northeast of England, the US, or another country:

Newcastle is one of the largest cities in the Northeast.

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northeastadjective, adverb

uk /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/ us /ˌnɔːrθˈiːst/

B1 in or towards the northeast:

Go northeast for about five miles.
The town is/lies roughly northeast of here.
the northeast corner of the field
northeast wind

a wind that comes from the northeast

(Definition of “northeast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"northeast" in American English

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northeastnoun [ U ]

us /ˌnɔrθˈist/ abbreviation N.E.

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.
adjective, adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˌnɔrθˈist/ abbreviation N.E.

Betsy lives in the northeast corner of Vermont.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌnɔrθˈi·stərn/ abbreviation N.E.

northeastern Arizona

(Definition of “northeast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)